So. Many. Plants.
We started the weekend with a trip to Houston Garden Center, and we left with twelve 24-packs of flowers and three sage plants. Plus four pots of Gerber daisies.
We filled the back of the Pathfinder with lots of plants!
When we got home, we got to work filling the flower beds with flowers! Our front yard has one really big flower bed with a lot of bushes, and it had a big empty area in the center. I've wanted to fill the empty area with flowers ever since we moved in, so I was pretty excited.
Lots of flowers filling in the gaps!
We filled it with these periwinkle flowers...
...and these yellow ones.
Now there's a cute little army of baby flowers brightening up our front yard!
Poor little scrawny crotons.
Hopefully I didn't shock them too much by pulling them out of the ground.
Grow, little croton, grow!
Where the crotons used to be, we planted some sage bushes. Then, we added a row of periwinkle flowers and a row of white flowers across the front of the bed.
Jeff planting flowers!
To the far left (where the fourth croton used to be), I planted four little Gerber daisy plants. I love how joyful and bright they look! Gerber daisies are the flower of my sorority, so they always remind me of my college years.
Ever since we planted the big corner bed on the right side of the backyard, I've been dying to plant rows of flowers in the front of it. That's how I always envisioned it, so it was so fun to finally make it look the way I saw it in my head!
We did white and maroon flowers in front of the buford hollies and bottle brush bushes, and semi-circles of red flowers in front of the crape myrtle.
I'm so excited that the bottle brushes are blooming... so pretty!
That's it! I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out. We're total novices at this whole gardening thing, but so far everything seems to be working out just fine (we even managed to keep the tropical crotons alive through the winter - crazy!).
Anyone else doing a bunch of gardening lately?