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Sunday, April 23, 2017
Working on the outside, aka "gardening"
I was able to dig some free to me daffodils and Irises from someone from my former town, who is removing a bed in her yard. I've planted them in the planters seen above, to the left.
I have been watching prices for annuals, hoping to add a pop of color on the cheap for the front steps, to fill my 4 planters. $5.99 for 6 single pansies is not what I wish to pay. So, I decided to pot up some herbs instead. I have lavender (my absolute favorite!) in the green urn and regular and purple basil in the brown one below it.
Here, to the right of the door, I again have lavender, but the herbs in the brown pot are lemon balm (for iced tea and if I have enough later, to dry for Winter teas) and sage (will dry for use in Winter, too). This seemed like the best, more practical option for me. I did spend $3.78/plant but they are non GMO, potted in a decomposing peat pot. This compromise works for me.
I still have this large bed to populate. I am hoping for some free if not cheap shrubs to do so.