Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Secret Garden work in progress

78 degrees today with a slight breeze, a perfect day to work on my secret garden. I went plant shopping on Monday and came home with geraniums, Purple flame firespike, Ti plant, Justicia Radiant Flamingo Flower, Firecracker justicia, heuchera, monarda, purple cestrum elegans ohhhhh and I even found a michaela figo(banana shrub)! Since rain is predicted within the next couple of days I figured it was a good day to do some planting.
As you can see I need a lot more plants but I know I will eventually fill the space.  I did shop around for rubber mulch and what I found was very dissapointing. ACE Hardware sells a small bag .8 cubic feet of mulch for $10.50...too small of a bag and the mulch was very thin. Same size bag at Lowes but their price was $9.97 I think. Still pretty pricey! AND as I was getting groceries that same day at SAMS, I found that they also sold big, chunky rubber mulch...a 30 lb. for $8.87. I found this AFTER I had bought my eucalyptus mulch for $2.95a bag. I did want to use the rubber mulch but it was just too pricey for me...I couldn't justify it.   The next step is spreading the mulch and accesorizing with vintage garden junk.  Stay tuned friends.....



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10 comments:

Terri Gordon said...

Everything looks so lovely, we still have snow on the ground. But it is starting to feel like spring. I love to work in the yard. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

LOVE it so far and can't wait to see your progress. I have a couple days starting tomorrow and will be visiting Lowes to see that Tiller. Thanks also for the leg work on the rubber mulch.

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

Looking great, just going along just fine. Great tropicals, Have a good day.

the gypsy said...

What wonderful tropical plants - when the Ti plants are full grown you can make grass skirts!

Natacha said...

Hi Sylvia, I hope we are going to see a lot more of these beautiful garden pictures during the next months.
Have a nice weekend.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

How wonderful that you can start planting. We still have snow on the ground here. Spring is on its way though. Have a great weekend.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Looking good! Anxious to see your finished product, sounds awesome from the little hints you drop ;~)
I just spread 20 bags of forest mulch...my back is killing me! But it looks sooo good ☺
Good luck and happy gardening!
*hugs*deb

Manuela@TPOH said...

Your secret garden is off to a good start! It's going to be so lovely when it's all planted and filling in.

Manuela

wildflower said...

A secret garden, what a fabulous idea, and vintage garden trinkets to put in it, even better! :-)

David Whittle said...

What wonderful plant Anyone who’s planning to have a safe and beautiful playground for their kids should use rubber mulch in their playgrounds. this is wonderful plant.......nice post