And how did we recover from a busy Mothers Day Saturday? Don't you know the minute GG and I got a few extra pence in our pockets and an hour to spare we were off to a nursery?
We spent many hours in the garden yesterday but it didn't seem like we had quite enough plants. So we piled into the truck with the Lab and headed off to a small family run nursery about a half an hour from us.
This nursery is always in a bit of a shambles. Some plants are thriving, others dying for a drink. But if you root around for a while you can manage to find a few treasures.
GG: a rock, a rhubarb and a sensations lilac bush.
Me: black velvet petunia, mini white zinnias, a delicious vanilla scented heliotrope, a pinstripe petunia and a moonflower vine.
I can't seem to get enough dark or smokey colored plants this year.
The nursery owner seemed tickled by us when we referred to our "dead peach tree bed". So much so GG got her rock for 1/2 its price. I think he was also impressed that she casually heaved the 120 lb. boulder into the back of the truck by herself.
Blonde, blue eyed and strong: talk about a knockout rose. And a provider.
She grew tonight's dinner!