Friday, April 15, 2011

Lots to do for Spring

Today I had to run a few errands in the city and while there decided to check the lawn and garden section of the store I was in. Ended up buying two flats (20) of ground coverage plants.

The previous owner's of this house Husband and I bought from were very exuberant in landscaping it. There are large flowerbeds every where. They're old beds and haven't been properly tended for a while before we bought it. I have been fighting weeds every Spring for years.

And every Spring I try something new to get rid of the weeds and keep them out. And every Spring following that the weeds have taken over the beds and are trying to kill my flowers.

The flowers I picked up today are Purple Phlox and Sea Pink. Hopefully, having quick spreading ground coverage plants in the beds will choke out the weeds. I spent 2 1/2 hours today pulling weeds and planting my new flowers. I will have to go out next week and pick up another flat or two to finish the flower beds in the front yard. Also, I would like to pick up a bird feeder, a shepherd's hook to hang it on, some hanging plants, and pots and plants to put in them.

So, any plans for Spring planting this year?

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