When I got home from work Thursday afternoon, there was a box waiting for me on the porch. Plants!
I had placed an order with High Country Gardens before our city decided to tighten our watering restrictions. They are all drought tolerant plants. And, my plan was to plant them just off the patio where they will get some extra rain from the roof.
The plants looked good in the box.
There were two layers of plants.
I did a double order on one of HCG's preplanned flower beds. I sorted out the plants.
There was a planting chart included, but my space wasn't a square and will be viewable from all sides. So, I made my own plan.
There are some dame's rocket and bachelor buttons in the bed currently. A lot of them stayed, but I had pre-dug some places for the new plants a few weeks back. I decided which plants would go in which place and started planting.
Since I like to keep the tags with all the info in my folder in the house, I wrote numbers on spoons and put the numbers on the plant list to mark each one. I've found plastic spoons last a long time in the garden, are easy to find when needed and remove from the garden easily when you're done with them.
After the plants were planted, I gave each a little straw for mulch, poured some bathtub water on them and snapped this photo.
All tucked in.
What did I plant?
Agastache 'Blue Fortune'
Physostegia 'Miss Manners'
And, I moved in some white yarrow from another bed in the garden.
In other news, I filled in the center rocks in this bed for the new garden art that is coming. I'm hoping for some predicted rain this weekend to settle it a little before placing the art on the paver.
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