Hubby and I shopped for plants on Thursday and Friday. Did I tell you that? I know I told you Soccer Son and I shopped on Wednesday--I posted the photo of our plants positioned around the yard. On Thursday, I took Hubby to the nursery where Gran and I had gone for a little excursion a few weeks ago--I knew they had some wonderful plants and I thought Hubby deserved lunch at the Conservatory (not to mention the fact that I deserved lunch at the Conservatory again too!), so that's what we did. We were a little disappointed though--so many of the plants in this foothill nursery don't tolerate full sun, which is what we're faced with in our front yard.
So, on Friday, we headed out for more plant shopping. First we went to Lowes to see what they had and we found a few things there. Then we went to Capital Nursery, my favorite local nursery because of their wonderful selection of plants. By the time we were ready to head home, Hubby's van was loaded with a terrific assortment of sun-loving plants.
What you see above are most of our plants, waiting to be placed and planted. There are a couple more that aren't on the tables, and many of the plants we purchased are babies, so the photo is a little deceiving--take my word for it, we have a nice selection here--lots of interesting textures and foliage colors. We still want a wisteria for the pergola and a small tree, but those will be purchased later.
Soccer Son is going to get started on the planting on Monday. I hope we can get it all done then, but we'll see. Our area is expecting some rain showers on Tuesday and Wednesday, so whatever we plant Monday will get nicely watered in--I don't think the rain will be hard enough to do any damage.
Now I'm getting kind of excited about our landscaping! We've been working on this project for quite some time, and it's finally going to LOOK like something! There's still a lot of work to be done, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I'll be sure to get some photos of the yard to share, once these are in the ground.
Thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to!