Thursday, January 3, 2013

Chicken and Egg Continuation..

This is a continuation of this mornings post.  Everything was $1.87!  They have everything and are closing the dept on February 1.  I told the manager he will be seeing me a lot!  I came inside to find out the growth and specifications of the plant.  The manager said I could put them in the ground...since they were out side in the open I am inclined to agree with..also, no room in the greenhouse
8 sky pencils and sago palm and loquat  for 18.77!  How is that for bargain shopping!  They are about six feet tall....


They are framing my poolside as I had hoped

Loquat?

Sago Palm

I have decided to move the strawberries altogether..so the frame won't be there this spring

The back of the pool...man, I am going to buy them out and my poor husband, I called him and said, "Please forgive me for what I am about to do!"



4 comments:

HolleyGarden said...

That's a deal! Yes, get them in the ground if it's not too cold to work out there. Oh, how exciting!

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

It is. I was reading your blog some more...we have a great deal in common...large acreage, patient husbands, same zones...I was just reading your mister landscaper part. I have the same thing in my front bed and want to do it in the back...my biggest mistake was not grouping plants..they were spread out EVERYwhere and my drive is a quarter mile long..this year I am going to do more groupings..the idea is to put the roses behind the sky pencils...did I mention the steep slow in the back....

On an unrelated note, I see that you have a fountain that you plant things under and change them periodically. My mother bought me Mexican heather...I would have never, ever bought this for myself..but its one of those plants that you have to see to appreciate....It is always in bloom, handles heat very well....and they are still alive...I cover them during freezes...and it's not unruly looking..just a thought on my experience with planting around a base.

sherryocala said...

Janie, such bargains are truly irresistible! I have admired the Sky Pencils at Lowe's and thought they'd be perfect for architecture in my small garden - until I found out they're acid-loving plants. I was truly disappointed. So I'll happily be watching them grow by your pool and among your roses. Welcome to blogging. Believe me, your thumb is greener than you think. I hope your husband handled it well. :))

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Thanks, could you expand on the acid loving part? I believe my azaleas are also acid loving and I put a special fertilizer on them. Last night I read that they don't like to be over watered. But then I read a review on them from a customer who said they died from lack of water. My intention is to plant them near roses....and I am wondering if they make good companions. Do roses love acid too? In other words, do they like the same amount of water and soil type? It's not a big issue because I can plant them more forward. I am putting off other projects for the next few weeks because they are practically giving away full grown ornamentals and I won't get this opportunity again so worth the delay to get full grown plants for practically nothing. It's very hot in the south and I have learned that do things right in the front end will save you HOURS and I mean HOURS in the back end. Also, trees and shrubs are a lot less maintenance. Would love input on this.