After our quick trip to Tallahassee,where we welcomed the ever delightful Emma to the garden party,we are now back at TheGreatWall.After eight days away,we returned to a weedy,over grown mess.
(but it was more than worth it!)
While in Tallahassee,we took some time to visit two places we have always wanted to see.
First up,Tony’s Garden Patch.The Dirt,on TBO.com,had an article about this place a while back.And ever since,we have wanted to see it. Plus,maybe we could finally find a nice cat statue for the garden.Find the statue we did(for $7.50!)….
Shouldn’t everyone should have a six foot gargoyle in their garden?
And this is only a very small portion of what they have!It would take an entire day to see everything.
After that,we went to Native Nurseries.
I swear,I felt like I had died and gone to gardener’s Heaven.
What did I buy,you ask?
I may be pushing the southern-most boundary,as it’s only known to grow down to Ocala.The nursery said it should bloom.Maybe just not as prolifically as Zone 8.You can read about it here….
Also,I bought five Hurricane Lily bulbs.
Whether they’ll perform this fall or not,is debatable.But they will next fall.And,hopefully,I should have extra bulbs to give away.
~~~A slight interruption for a Emma alert! ~~~
I wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful comments about our Emma.After a few bumps in the road,she is now home with her Mom and Dad,and doing beautifully.
and with her adoring daddy….
Now,we return you back to regular blogging…..
This weekend was spent putting in the fall veggie garden.
Also planted were broccoli,red,green and orange peppers,two heirloom tomatoes, Big Boy and Better Boy tomatoes,and cucumbers,.Previously planted were leeks and herbs.I still need to get onion sets.YardBoy wants some collards and turnip greens,but he has to find his own space if he wants those.Our version of The Great Gardening Debate….
Have a great gardening week,everyone!