Annual Perennial Purchases and a Road Save

13 May

Well, it’s spring so it appears to be time to crowd the flowerbeds with more..and switcheroo some others..image

Along the side of the wild back roads ‘wild pear’ trees are in bloom..nice to see flowers when all the other trees don’t even have leaves. Today on a drive home we harvested one to go along with our purchases..we also got a bounty of lupines.






Loki poses with the bounty..looks nice but it cost the same of a 12 pack of beer..the sacrifices we make for the sake of the flowerbeds are astounding. A* is wearing a mosquito net suit. Fashionable and functional (although there were no flies tonight due to a cold(ish) snap).



Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Construction


7 responses to “Annual Perennial Purchases and a Road Save

  1. Robin

    May 15, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Flowers instead of beer. What is the world coming too?!? I think flowers are crack for gardeners. All the stores have them and going through a home improvement store makes me want to start throwing flowers in my cart willy nilly.

    • eagergridlessbeaver

      May 15, 2012 at 10:15 am

      I KNOW…crazy isn’t it! hehe..A* and I agree..we can’t seem to get enoguh of gardening and we are constantly trying to fit more is hard to resist a $2 perennial!

  2. Lee

    May 16, 2012 at 12:05 am

    I’ve had to convince Robin that flower garden perennials do not necessarily mean “long lived”, especially when the weather turns bad and we want to say indoors and the squirrels discover that certain decorative grass clumps make the most amazing nest linings.

    That’s a nice free tree to just find along the roadside. I don’t often see roadside plants that I want to bring home. Or rather, usually when I see roadside plants I want to take home, they are already in somebody else’s front yard.

    • eagergridlessbeaver

      May 23, 2012 at 7:14 am

      hehe..yes, I know what you mean! We don’t see many spare trees along the side of the road..but sometimes we do..we have a bead on an overgrown apple orchard so we might grab some roots this fall too..they have no chance at thier current location..

  3. jambaloney

    May 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    nice looking trees!!!! i love pears – we will get a tree or two next year!! lupins grow wild all over here – they seem to LOVE swampy ditches!!

    we have netting like that – kymber hates it more than deet, i wear it cuz i hate deet more – blackfies – eh??

    cheers pal!

    • eagergridlessbeaver

      May 23, 2012 at 7:15 am

      yeah, that is where we transplanted from…a swamp field nearby and into our yard! I don’t like to use sprays if I can avoid them.hate the netting, love the lack of flies! take care!

  4. Shim Farm (@ShimFarm)

    May 27, 2012 at 10:17 am

    The plants look great! I love NS, just for the lupins, which are fickle around these parts. I’m liking that mosquito netting – I think there’s one in my future.


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