Almost all of my flower beds are full of perennials. I have a hard time shelling out coin for plants year after year, and love the gratification of seeing a plant having survived our winters. I usually just end up grabbing a few marigolds and sprinkling them here and there to add some 'splash'. But, I have been on the wonderful receiving end the past two years of my parents greenhouse.
They created their greenhouse (the size of a medium shed) on their acreage two or three years ago, and ever since have grown all their annuals themselves from seed. Last year, they had a few too many and passed them on. This year, I received a tray full of pansies. I spent the day today adding dirt to the beds, and planting pansies ANYWHERE they would fit. I had 32 of them to find a home for.
By the end of the day I realized we needed one more evergreen, one more vine, around 20 or so marigolds, and one more tallish perinneal. We headed off to Golden Acres. Oh how I love walking through a garden store. We came home with four more ferns (and a fiddlehead - woot!), three lillies, one evergreen, and a clematis. I can't wait to plant them.... tomorrow, as it is now hailing outside.
Tune in tomorrow to find out the winner of my blogoversary giveaway!