Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Flowers

Last week we bought new flowers to replace the ones I pulled out of the little flowerbed that borders the front of our house. We finally got around to planting them this morning.

We (okay - my sweet husband) dug holes for them, planted their roots firmly in their new home, covered them with soil, fed and watered them. Now I am hoping that the deer will find them both unattractive and unappetizing. I chose Rosemary and Lantana for that very reason. I'm perfectly willing to let them eat whatever is growing wild on our property, but I must draw the line at my flowers. We very nearly came to a parting of the ways when they ate my favorite rose bush down to the ground and then proceeded to eat every single one of the two dozen impatiens I had backbreakingly spell check says this isn't a word, but I think it's the only one that works) planted under the oak trees (they would have been so pretty - a veritable carpet of pink and white blooms).

We gave them plenty of growing room because they really do get quite large.

I think the combination of the colors of the flowers is just beautiful.

When the lavender flowers appear on the Rosemary, I think it will be a lovely contrast.

I am happy! I do love flowers.