Okay, sorry...this is what happens when you rarely go to town...
It was H.O.T yesterday!! So I decided to take a gallon of paint back to Lowe's for exchange. Oddly enough, the color they mixed was not the same color I had gotten the first time. Although, they have a no return policy on tinted paint, they were really good about it and promptly remixed my paint.
Meanwhile, I decided to peruse the garden department. I have so many plans for flower beds at the new place...and one big bed at the house we are still living in that needs to be finished.
I freaked!! Pretty much everything was 75% off.
The garden departments had terrible sales this year due to the cool spring and the high winds. People just didn't bother with as much. According to one of the sales ladies, originally Lowe's was going to just have them throw all of the extra plants away because it messes up their orders for next year (as next year's purchases are based off of this year's sales) and they ended up with a lot of extra plants this year. But after consulting with the local managers, they decided to just offer everything at a massively discounted price. This spring was pretty much a fluk for this area.
Anyway...I went waaayyyyy crazy buying a ton of perennials.
Here's the first flowerbed at the new house...
I swore I took a picture of the finished bed, but I guess I didn't.
Needless to say, I will be going back tomorrow and loading up on a ton more plants. Mostly perennials as those are usually the most expensive and I was picking up 2-1/2 quart pots for $1.50-$2.
I figured that since I did not get much of a garden planted this year and have a huge area, that I could buy as many plants as I thought I might need...and all different kinds and just plant them in the garden until I got my future beds ready and then transplant them as I go.
(**I'm going to be getting those barrel patterning pics and videos in the next couple of days. The equine dentist is coming this morning, I have to get to the post office and get a couple of care packages out and it is supposed to be hot for the next few days. Unless I get horses worked in the morning, I'm pretty much S.O.L. It isn't so much a problem for me, but my kiddo has a real problem getting up these days...teenagers! ;)