getting to the even better good stuff…

… more frontscape saga.

Moving right along to plants. Here are some of the things we bought in August:

Coreopsis Not Moonbeam. That’s what I call it. I bought six containers, which were all labeled Coreopsis Moonbeam, which turned out to be not. Moonbeam is shorter and bushier. You’ll see in tomorrow’s post that these are actually taller and lankier. ‘Nuff said.

Hen & Chicks. It’s a spreader. We like spreaders. This was a nice fat hen.

Russian Sage. Yum. Yum. Yum. Tiny purple flowers with a dusty, grey leaf. Adding some height to the frontscape.

Purple Coneflower. Love this perennial. I’ve used it in many a garden.

Dahlia. This is a nice, tall, yummy pink dahlia. It produces fat, gay blooms. It makes me smile every time I look at it.

Butterfly Bush. This is one of the largest specimens to go in the frontscape. It bloomed beautifully over the summer.

We bought other things, but I didn’t manage to get pictures of them before they went into the ground. We bought ~ pink fairy roses, spreading thyme, a tall white perennial thingy (Yes, that is its name.), and an ornamental grass.

You’ll see all those in tomorrow’s post, along with specimens we saved from our old front garden ~ purple asters, white alyssum, and yellow daylilies.

We’re planting a little at a time; trying to be careful, because plants will grow and spread. We may want more rock down the line. Who can say.

Hello, Monday!