Sunday, July 26, 2009


I know I said I wouldn't buy any more plants..... Then yesterday while I was at the Farmer's Market yesterday buying my fresh strawberries and chocolate buttermilk cupcakes with chocolate buttercream icing, I added to my garden family.

I didn't go near the plants last Saturday; I was able to avert my eyes. But yesterday, my favorite bread baker wasn't there and there was no fresh bread for Sandy! So with all the disappointment and confusion I was feeling, I somehow ended up in front of a display of beautiful plants! And I somehow had just enough money left in my wallet! (Oh fine then! I admit it! I did go to the bank and come back again because I was $5 short of the total cost!) But look at these beauties! Who could resist?

Here they are together!

Isn't this a beautiful pot of Veronica Red Fox.

And this lily was such a striking color and still has so many buds to open!

This pot of ??? did have an identification marker in it; but the seller must have taken it out for the remaining 2 pots. So, I have to search her down again for the name of this gorgeous plant. (Unless my bloggie friends can help me.)

I think I'll keep them in their containers for a little while before I put them in the garden. I have to do my research to find out their characteristics and where they'd like to go.
You know, I'm not one bit sorry that I succumbed to temptation and emptied my pocket book. I get enormous joy just looking at these new babies.


Anita said...

How lovely! I wouldn't have been able to resist them either! And chocolate buttermilk cupcakes?? Lady...I'm coming to visit you!! LOL

Wanda said...

Cupcakes and perenials...what more could you want!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Those cupcakes were sooo delicious! My daughter's friend bakes them (she calls her stall "The Rolling Scone"). Now, I'm pretty good at baking (& have 30 years more experience than she does). But man oh man! Those are some cupcakes! They've become part of my weekly fix! I'll take a picture of them next weekend. (And you can droll on your keyboard!)

lady m said...

Plants are absolutely wonderful therapy for any day of the week, and I agree with you, flowers do bring a great amount of joy :)


lady m

Jacki said...

I agree that the cupcakes sound divine, and the flowers are all so pretty. Good choice!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Beautiful additions to your garden!
They will come back year after year giving you loads of pleasure!

Darla said...

I have not been plant shopping in some time and feel some withdrawals coming on...thanks alot, this post didn't help me at all LOL......Lovely flowers.

Debra from Bungalow said...

You got some real beauties there. I love the veronica.

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

These plants will bring you joy l-o-n-g after the cupcakes are gone! All are beautiful. We're expanding a couple of flower beds so I can add a few more varieties. I like your Veronica. I think I've seen a blue one, too. I've had my eyes on it for awhile at Meijer garden department....kind of waiting for it to go on clearance.

Colleen Wms said...

I have avoided looking at the smaller local garden centers for their clearance sections but maybe I should b4 it's too late!!
You bought some great plants.

Teena in Toronto said...

Wow! Very nice!