Saturday, July 03, 2010

Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone in the US has a happy and safe 4th of July holiday, for us in South Florida is going to be a rainy weekend. Every year is tradition for our family to go to a park near the bay for a picnic and to see fireworks put on by the city of Miami. We hope this year is no exception

This morning I went to Home Depot to buy light bulbs and look what I came home with. I told myself that I was not going to buy any more plants during the summer months, especially annuals. This is the perfect time of the year to take a break from the garden, working outside is hassle and planting new plants in this hot summer sun is not ideal.

Last month I lost must of my annuals during my two-week vacation, and some of the garden beds were looking a little poor, so I did what all gardeners do, I forgot all the difficulties and got new plants (Mexican Heather, Pentas, Dahlberg Daisy and Coleuses) all strong summer annuals for my 10B zone.

8 comments:

freerangegirl said...

Happy 4th July to you all. Cant say I blame you on the purchases - coleuses are gorgeous!

ChrisC said...

Ha-ha,I did the same thing as you,today.
And it's drizzley here,on the west coast.
Happy 4th to you!

Floridagirl said...

Hope you don't get rained out! It's always iffy up in CFla as well. You bought some lovely annuals. I grow the Mexican Heather and Pentas as almost-evergreen perennials up here.

Antique ART Garden said...

I did the same thing yesterday at Lowes because my front flower , around the tree perennials and annuals have mostly withered to yuckiness. So, it looks much better now. Only spent about 33.00, which for me is good. take care, Gina

Susan said...

You got some really nice plants. I just realized today that I haven't been to the nursery in about a month, so guess what? Tomorrow I'm off to find some goodies of my own. Hope you had an enjoyable picnic.

Darla said...

nice plants..

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Isn't it funny what happens when we go to a store that has plants? The same sort of thing happened to me yesterday. Not annuals though, just perennials. And shrubs...

Victoria said...

ive got 4 mexican heather too from HDepot! they were only 99 cents each.. I would love to hear your advice on aroma plants for south florida ?