Since I had to go to the store anyway to get milk, I wandered on into the garden center.
OK, technically, I didn't wander. I went straight to the garden center and entered through that door. I wanted to see what kinds of plants they had that I might want to put into my yard. I was specifically looking for something called a Frost Proof Gardenia. I'm thinking I might need to have the local nursery to order it for me. But, there's no harm in looking at Wal-Mart.
While I was wandering through the plants and things they have outside in the parking lot, I picked this one up.
I saw it there in the Wal-mart parking lot, and the two tone pink blooms caught my eye. I picked it up, and carried it with me while I was looking at what else they have. About half way through the garden section, I realized I'd begun dead heading it without thinking about it. I took that as a sign that I'd already adopted this little plant. I don't remember what it is called. I actually went outside and read the label, but by the time I got back in and sat down at my computer, I'd forgotten already. All I remember is that it is a perennial, and takes full sun. Now, I just have to figure out where to put it.
Speaking of putting, I got out yesterday after work and moved almost all of the rest of my daffodils. I've got one clump of bulbs I still need to move, but it rained this afternoon, so they'll have to wait.
In the meantime, I got some grass seed for my front yard.
On the back, it says that this package of seeds will cover an area the size of 1/3 of a tennis court. I'm thinking, huh? A tennis court? Now, if you told me how much of a football field it would cover, then I'd know what you were talking about. It says 1000 sq ft. My front yard is pretty small, and I think this will do. I was going to go back and get a dirt rake after I'd gotten my milk, but by then, I was tired and ready to go. I'll get the dirt rake another day.
I'd bought these a few weeks ago, and it's finally warm enough that I think I'll be safe planting them this weekend.
I'm going to scatter them along my fence on the West side of my back yard.
As you can tell, I've got a lot of plans for my yard, and you'll all be able to live vicariously through the blog.