While all garden gates practically beg you to peek over, around or through them because what lies beyond is a secret space, a private place, a MOON GATE is a rather special one. The moon gate invites you to step through, it beckons you come enter this magic world. Continue reading
Have I mentioned our house was a short-sale and in need of a fixer-upper overhaul? Oh I have? and frequently you say? Oh, well, in addition to the long list inside we also had a long list of improvements for the outside that are finally being addressed.
Our driveway and walkway needed replacing. The driveway was cracked asphalt and the walkway was made of large stone pavers which had settled and were no longer safely situated. Our railings were cited in the home inspection report for being rusted at the bottoms and I really wanted them gone, but couldn’t because there were three steps up to the entrance. Three steps or more requires railings.
The order from Proven Winners arrived quickly and I was thrilled that it arrived before the weekend. I cheaped out and bought the quart size instead of the gallon size and really hope that will be the right choice. $17 each vs $31 each (the gallon size was marked down from 40). At 9 plants that is a significant savings. If I had only bought 3 of them I would have gone for the larger ones.
I was not expecting them to be so small that they would fit in one box
But they seemed healthy enough, so I planted them with plenty of help from my son this morning. (Thanks Clay for digging holes and helping without complaint … you did much better than most grown men. Ahem, yes that is a not so subtle dig at someone…! 🙂 )