Saturday, June 14, 2014

From pickle jars to Pinterest

Field Day pickle sales yield loads of pickle jars. Spray painted lids, electric candles, several press on letters and we have a special interest area for the front porch.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Echinops Ritro - four feet tall and ready to bloom!

Planted near the top of the driveway border, this plant is Echinops Ritro. It promised to be a four feet tall plant with dark blue or purple globe shaped flowers. Last year this plant grew six inches tall and didn't do anything. This year... well, the catalog didn't lie. It has shot upwards and is loaded with buds. Exciting.
This was one of several hard to find plants that I treated myself with last year. If you are interested here is the link to Bluestone Perennials.