Friday, we all went up to Hillside Nursery to pick out our flowers and bushes. Justin and I didn’t really know what we wanted so we had them help us pick out everything. I think it turned out really good. Here is what our finished flower beds look like.
Here is what we purchased. Some of the plants are hard to see since they are so small. I will put some close-ups below.
Jocelyn helped Justin plant the Impatiens. She also got a little watering can so she can help water her flowers. The Impatiens are annuals so we will have to replace them next spring or put something else there until the grape hollies get bigger.
Two of our plants were bare root, meaning they haven’t been planted in soil. They keep them down in this little cellar and they are a lot cheaper. They are really small right now but will grow to be pretty big.
On Saturday, we went back up to Hillside and bought two trees, mulch and a couple more bushes. One of the trees we bought was a bare root weeping willow. We paid $48 dollars for it and will pick it up next weekend. You have to get bare root plants in the ground a.s.a.p. once they leave the cellar. We decided to hold off on taking it home since we had a lot to do this weekend. The other tree is a Royal Raindrops Crabapple. We planted that on the other side of our driveway.
I am also proud we got a lot of the dirt and rock moved from when we started. We put the rest of the rock in burlap bags to use for later projects. Justin is going to finish spreading the dirt around the yard where it is needed.
All that is left to do is seed the yard and hopefully we will get to that this week or weekend.