Thursday, July 31, 2008
I know what you are thinking.......
Welcome to the world of throw-away-plants. The other day at work, my manager decided it was time to clean house and did he ever. So, I know you're thinking these poor, little, pitiful things might should have went to the garbage. But I can't stand to do that! So, I loaded up a bunch and brought them home.
On a former post or two I talked about my throw-away flower bed. About 90% of the plants in that bed were saved from the garbage. I have to admit it doesn't look too bad. It is a mix of perennials and annuals.
This is a list of what I managed to save:
*Saphire blue salvia
*2 Oriental lilies
*2 black elephant ears
*Oxeye daisy(in pretty bad shape, not sure I can save it)
*8 Rudbeckia maxima(these are neat, they grow 5-7 feet tall)
*2 Perennial Chrysanthemum
*"Sour Grapes" Penstemon
I think that is about it. If I can get at least half of them to live I will feel pretty good about it. I may have to increase the size of my bed though. I may not make much money working at a nursery but it has some nice perks.