11 April 2005 - 3:20 PM
Visiting the Garden Centre and Other Acts of Derring-do
'Veilchenblau' and the clematis went in this weekend, as planned. I moved a couple of lavender plants and added two Geranium sanguineum album to underplant the climbing things. I even screwed up my courage and ventured into a garden centre to acquire shredded bark mulch and concrete edging bits to complete the bed.
Going to the garden centre doesn't sound like it should require great courage, but on a pleasant spring day, when every every little old lady in town is there, standing in the aisles arguing with whoever will listen about the difference between 'salmon' and 'coral' geraniums (Pelargonium, not to be confused with the genus Geranium) ... well, really, you're taking your life in your hands. Especially if, like me, you are trying to negotiate all of this with a cart full of concrete edging bits and a large sack of mulch.
Ah well, it all worked out in the end.
The round bed in the front, around the well cap, is full of 'Salome' and 'Erlicher' daffodils and 'Persian Pearl' tulips. It almost looks as though I know what I'm doing. Who'd have thought?
The daylilies are all pushing up, and the bleeding hearts are beginning to appear too.
I really have to get started on the perennials along the fence.