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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Getting Things Done

I finally got my urn planted and am pretty happy with the end results. This is a totally different planting choice than the one I've done the last 5 or 6 years.  Time for a change!  I don't know what you call the tall spikey plant, but it was the only plant of height that I could find, that went with the color scheme.  The pink is Pink Polka Dot plant (I don't know if that's what everyone else calls it) and the silver draper is Dichondra.  I like the way the urn looks in it's infant stage. Hopefully it will fill in nicely and nothing will crowd out others.


Iris and Columbine are blooming well now.  The columbine are from seeds my sister brought from Nova Scotia almost 15 years ago.  They pop up everywhere and I dig the little plants and place them.  I think they're so pretty.  I wish I had more colors. I'll have to ask her to look for some that aren't purple. She spends the summer every year in Novie. I feel like I'm way behind in the garden this year.  I haven't even bought all my annuals yet.  I only have a few pots planted.  Our weather has been crazy, though.  Yesterday was very cold and rainy.  I've NEVER seen it as windy as it's been this year.  The soil is so wet. I'll need a few days of warmer weather before I can work the soil.  Still, it's only April.  Some of you are still getting snow!  Yikes!

I hope you're having a great Saturday, thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Is that spiky plant one of the cordyline family? It's been really windy in the UK too, but today was so much more warmer and sunnier. I'm still working in the greenhouse, I don't trust it outside. Have a great weekend. Chel x

  2. Leslie, I love your iris - they are so pretty and look so nice in your garden. Since I am a new follower I don't know what your urn looked like last year, but this year it looks great.
    Here in Southern CA we are having quite warm weather 86 degrees, a little to warm for this time of year.
    Love your garden.

    1. Hi Mary! Thanks so much for your kind comments. I really hope the urn does well this year. You can see how it looked in previous years on the sidebar, I have a small picture of it there. I really loved the arrangement, but by the end of the year the grass had pushed out everything else. Our temps are all over the place. We were in the 80's at the beginning of the week and ended up with low in the 30's and high's in the 40's. Crazy!

  3. Leslie I wish I had your way with gardening because your garden is simply beautiful! We are just beginning to loose the first blooms on our trees as we had a pretty brisk day today in the Northeast.
    Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring outside space.
    XO Barbara

  4. Good Morning Leslie, Columbines are such pretty plants, but what I find happens here in England, is no matter what colour they start out as, after a couple of years they revert back to their normal colour of purple. A few years back I had a fabulous Columbine called Magpie, which was black and white, but sadly that reverted back aswell. It took a couple of years to revert. It does not spoil the plant though as I think they are lovely in a garden.
    I always smile when I visit your blog, the flowers are so lovely.
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Best Wishes