I live just down the road from Hill Country Water gardens and last week I stopped in to just 'look around'. Why do I do that? I know I can't leave without something. Or...a gagillion somethings. That place is dangerous! It's even worse now that they have a ton of nursery stock, too. I tried. I really did. But alas, I couldn't walk away and I left with several purchases. Here are a just couple of the nifty plants I brought home:
Fan flowers! I LOVE these! They do great as long as you water them every day (sometimes twice a day) in the sultry summer heat (mine are right next to my porch to make watering easy):
And bi-color gazania. I saw these with their silvery foliage and they called out to me - 'buy me!, buy me!' - and so it was:
After leaving the Pond place, I stopped by Lowes to 'just pick up some potting soil, I swear that is all I need there'. Wrong. It's not my fault, though! They had nifty clearance stuff! And Fuschia! God help me, they had fushia!
Every year I simply HAVE to have a fuschia. They never grow into the ginormous gorgeous fuschias we had up in the Northwest in the summer, but I still have to have one. Even if they succumb to our hot humid summers by the end of June. I'm just torturing myself, I know. I just. Can't. Help myself. Fuschia:
And I got this Dwarf Puffball plant on clearance. I'm putting it in a pot and keeping it trimmed up to to keep it small. I've seen some amazing bonsai Puffball shrubs out there, so I figure it shouldn't be too difficult to keep it a manageable size:
And then I was perusing the Yucca Do Nursery site (see where this is going? I need help.) and found some neat cactus...which I ordered because I have no self control.
I then had to go to HEB to get some pots for them once they arrived in the mail and wouldn't ya know it? HEB was having a sale and I got 2 succulents for FREE! And, AND Yucca do sent me a free plant with my order (I love that about Yucca-do. They often throw in free stuff.) So 3 free plants! Yay!
Here they all are all potted up, two of the cacti will get white flowers and one red ones:
And then (yes, there's more), I found this keen nursery online - Brushwood Nursery - that sells all types of vines and they had the Clematis I have been looking for at a reasonable price. A 'Duchess of Albany' Clematis. Well, I had to order it. And when it arrived today, it was very lovingly packaged and arrived 2 days after they shipped it! The vine is in wonderful condition! Just look:
I will definitely order from these guys again!
Now I just need my bulbs to arrive from the various places I ordered them from and all will be right with the world. Well, until the next time I go 'browsing' in a plant nursery or online that is. *smile*