If you enjoy working in your yard and garden then you have come to the right place.I share with you tips on growing flowers and herbs, designing specialty gardens, and ideas on ways to improve your curb appeal, Also product reviews and recommendations.
Now that my
garden has grown in I am aware of the plants and flowering shrubs that did not
survive the bitter cold winter. Today I made a list of what I needed and shopped online for the replacement flowers for my gardens.
I needed to replace my daisy gardens and bought at
Michiganbulb.com a mixture of Green Envy coneflower, Black-Eyed Susans, Every
blooming purple coneflower and crazy Shasta daisies. These flowers will be planted
in my wildflower garden back by my serviceberry shrubs.
Also from Michiganbulb.com I was able to replace the bee balm. I bought 12 plants that were on sale. The bee balm will bloom in early summer and
continue to bloom until fall. This plant
is fast growing, perfect for borders that are close to dog kennel. The entire
plant; leaves and flowers have potent mint fragrance plus it grows to 3 feet
with similar spread.
As for shrubs the oak leaf hydrangea was replaced with an
elderberry black lace sambucus. This shrub will produce pretty flower blooms in
the spring followed by edible fruit in the late summer. I am glad I was able to
find the plants at greenwoodnursery.com as they were exactly what I was looking
for as all will attract wildlife to my yard
Now all I need is some red cardinal flowers for the moist
soil around the pond where nothing else will grow.
I am looking forward to my replacement plant deliveries and look forward to spedign time in the garden. I am so happy the winter season is over and I am looking forward to an enjoyable summer season.
Note: I was able to buy many plants with a coupon that I had gotten from Michigan Bulb and thus saved greatly. Had I shopped locally I would have paid more. When I receive the plants I will post again to let you know the quality of plants and will share photographs.
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