Monday, May 08, 2006

putting down roots

Literally and figuratively, the process is underway. We are fortunate at our new house to have a decent display of foundation plantings. I'm a flower girl, though--must have flowers! So a few days ago I got some vincas for the front bed, and this morning began the process of putting them in. Turns out I needed more plants than I bought on that first outing, and I decided to be inspired and add some variety near the doorstep, as well as park a hydrangea at the corner near the driveway. So, dark pink and white vincas will dot the front edge of the foundation bed, vari-colored pink and white geraniums will frame the drawf spruce on either side of the front steps, and ageratum will get to hog the little bit of sunlight that graces the front of the house. It felt good to plant! Here are the flats from the second round of shopping, with the vincas already planted in the background. I'll give them all a few weeks to establish and grow a bit before doing an "after" picture. For now, it is like water drenching the parched soil of my being to have blooms to look forward to, and to know that this beauty came from my hand. Ah, I love spring...

3 comments:

Kip said...

Can't wait to see them all planted and blooming!!

Gail said...

Anne, there is your journaling for a LO with your before and after photos. Piece of cake! LOL.
Gail

samtzmom said...

Happy flower planting! Soak in the sunshine and the new life of spring...

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