Buying and Planting

This is a picture of a columbine in bloom mixed in with some other perennials. It is not a specific variety, as far as I know, just plain, simple, regular columbine.

I like this time of year because everything is so green and new. Speaking of new, I have spent the better part of the last two days acquiring new plants for containers and a few other places. I've been to growers, greenhouses, garden centers, and big box retail stores and for the most part, I found plants at each one to purchase.

I am fortunate to live in an area with a lot of variety, at least in terms of places to purchase plants. However, finding different plants that aren't the 'same old same old' has been challenging. I guess people have to grow what sells, and not everything new sells right away.

I've started planting my containers on the front porch. I'll wrap that up tomorrow morning, then move on to the back patio and finally wrap up with the vegetable garden. In between I'll plant some hostas (variety Green and Gold) around my maple tree in front and some daylilies (variety Eenie Meenie) around the lilac tree in front.

I think the next several days will be busy, as I plant all that I've gotten so far, dodge some of the rain that is predicted for the next few days, and continue to acquire more plants!