Sunday, October 7, 2007


We headed out to Deterings yesterday in search of apples. Unfortunately they were overun with other folks in search of pumpkins. And that's ok, except there was no place to park so we headed back towards Coburg. Instead of dropping our bucks at Deterings we ended up dropping some loose change at Johnson's nursery. They had some great pots on sale and basically good prices on everything else. So we got the nice big pot, some winter pansies and a New Zealand flax called Golden Ray. Should top out at three feet or so and is striped green and yellow.

It doesn't look like much now, and probably wondering what the heck happened. The silvery plant is santolina and it's going bye bye. It was one of those good ideas that just didn't work out. The color is nice and for us, that's about it. It's a good plant for a more formal setting because the color is good and it can be easily shaped for border plantings. But that's not how we're going in our yard. We cobbled together the base from some left over concrete blocks and bricks. If anyone wants to cart this off he's going to need a fork lift.  I think we'll probably go with some small grasses, daisies and herbs. It's open and we have all winter to figure it out.



tenyearnap said...

Looks lovely and I know your master plan will make it look astonishing later. You have a good eye for this. --Cin

toonguykc said...

Nice find!  You didn't buy a pumpkin??  :(


mleighin21st said...

I love looking at your garden photos.  You're a wonderful gardener.  That's something I miss, renting.  I do some pots, but that's about it.  
                                  Smiles,  Leigh