Tuesday, September 28, 2010

one of the many reasons I am broke

How CUTE is this flamingo???
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bad advertising

Can you believe this display? It is in front of an upscale nursery and has looked like this for months. There is another stock tank on the other end, painted John Deere Green and containing a Sago Palm in the center and I forget what the palm is circled by..some blah looking shrubs. 5 or 6 of them. The owner ought to let the gals who decorate the inside, have a go at the outside. They have tons of cute things in their giftshop, lots of gardeny things and of course, lots of plants outside. I don't understand why they have such a crappy front. If they had that "come hither" look to the front they might actually have more than one customer at a time. I do not know how they stay in business! (though I did drop $27.00 for three glittery green fish ornaments and a to-die-for garden flamingo..black with bones painted on)
and its still one week until payday! And I am so totally broke! lalalalalalalalalal
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Purple and orange

So, ahem, I did go back and get a third purple pot. And the plants to go in it. and nearly whooped with joy when I spotted the variegated Purple Heart (below). I've had the "plain" Purple Heart for years. So far, the deer have not eaten it... then again, it has been dangling down from a chair hanging in a tree and maybe they just haven't looked up. Now then if it would only FEEL like Septober. 99° feels like July.
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

I LOVE grass!!

My friend, Angela, tried to "sell" me on grasses years ago. Only this year I have finally seen the light.. or the grass. What's not to like? There are SO MANY! They are SO PRETTY! Many are DROUGHT TOLERANT! THE DEER DON'T LIKE THEM!!!
So of course the current plan is to turn my yard into a "grassland" as I can afford to. It may take awhile but I'm quite a'twitter to re-do the Not So Secret Garden along the avenue. I'll leave the things that have proven deer resistant, remove that which has failed the exam, and replace with tuffets of grasses and a DRIP SYSTEM.. $150/month for water in July & August is a bit much. (though my 2010 water bill for July & Aug was only 30 cents more than for the same period of '09... and the rates had gone up.. so I must have used less) But I digress. The 2nd photo was taken at Green Acres Nursery in Sacramento yesterday. We were only going to look. See that beautiful purple pot in the top photo? There's another one to its left. They were on SALE. And those plants are new... If payday weren't still 10 days off.... (I NEED one more purple pot. and more grass. lots more grass. .. and a leash.)
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

more Bloom Day

I don't know why I can't "load" more than 4 photos. Everyone else seems to be able to publish as many as they want. so anyway, here are the tiny Cyclamen that pop up all over the place making nice little surprises. and the deer DON'T eat them!
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Bloom Day

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010