Saturday, 2 August 2014

Sunny Saturday

It continues to be hot and sunny.  We went to a few garage sales this morning but didn't find much. DH was off to the local Agri-fair at lunchtime so I had a relaxing afternoon. When he did get home I suggested we go to the nursery since at one of the gs the woman there said that everything was marked down. She had bought all sorts of plants and really inspired me to do the same. ( Not that it takes much. smile.)  Here you see what I did get. 

I have often wondered if I could successfully grow Canna Lilies. They seem so tropical that they must be difficult. But at the price that they were I decided to take a chance and got a red one and a yellow.  I love how dark the leaves of the red one are.  I did google Canna Lilies and found that they do need some extra care but probably no more than my Dahlias do. I hope I will have good luck.

The pot in the front with the fountain grass , Coleus, pink Petunia, and more was only 3.98 !!
I think it's so lovely.
 The three healthy looking plants on the steps are Victoria Blue Salvia  ( .59 cents each).  They have nice buds and some of our sunshine should make them bloom in no time.

The Gerbera Daisies are destined to be houseplants. I never realized they could be kept inside but the tag stuck in them gives this info so I'll try it.  
   That was my fun for today.  What did you do on this summery Saturday?

                      GRANNY MARIGOLD


  1. I love the tile work on your steps! You must have quite a green thumb. I babysat my two grandgirls from 9 a.m. until about 10:30 p.m. while their mom and dad participated in a wedding. It was a LONG day with a three and almost two year old! Hoping to rest a bit tomorrow. Enjoy your flowers!

  2. I, too, went to the local greenhouses to see what was being marked down and came home with two new daylilies although they were only marked down by 10% (but one can hardly come home empty handed :) Your Red canna look gigantic - much taller than mine which also have the dark leaves. I plant mine in clumps of 5 or 6 in and among my perennials and keep them from year to year. Will you trying keeping the tubers over the winter and start them in the house in spring? I think you once mentioned a root cellar in your back yard where you keep your bulbs.