My lilacs are just beginning to bloom. I went out last week and cut down all that I had on the bushes that I transplanted from my mom's yard.
You can tell I went back to work on Monday. I now have no time to garden, photograph, or post. It always amazes me how much I get done at home when I don't have to spend my most productive hours at my real job. :)
Today the Big Kahuna (boss) and I went to buy plants so I can do the 4 containers at work. Truth be told, he came along just to write the check and haul the plants in his vehicle...all he did was complain about how long it was taking. The lady who works for the plant company used to work at our hotel. She bluntly told him to be quiet and wait....he has a good sense of humor and just laughed when she said that. We ran into quite a few locals who found it strange that the Big K was out flower shopping! I think he was embarrassed!
As I expected, I could find no big thriller plants (cannas). In fact the selection was pathetic for all plants. I ended up buying a bunch of the same things I used in my containers--coleus, fireworks fountain grass, etc. I told the Big K that I would bring some of my own cannas.
So when I got home today I dumped out my very best pot of Tropicana's and split it into 5 sections -- 4 for work and one for me. It did hurt a bit to be giving these away. This bag is in my car waiting to be planted at work tomorrow:
I also took a dozen of my yellow calla lilies that were in the long wood container that I said was rotting out.
I just hope they produce now that I have separated them. I don't mind planting them at work--I wanted to tend to less containers at home anyway. The only problem is that it will be a few weeks before either the cannas or callas shoot up their magnificent foliage. It's a lot different designing a container for a retail establishment than it is for my own home. At work I like to have the planters looking good when they are planted.
Oh well, I guess if he does not like it, he can hire a real container designer who will charge him upwards of $100 for each of the four planters! :) You can't complain when you get it for free!
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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