How is it that I get seduced by plants? I know I should stay away fro nurseries — I’m worse than a kid in a candy store. But here I am again, buying something that I’ve never even heard of and hoping it’ll actually grow and thrive in my garden. I’m batting about 200, but just can’t seem to let it go. Maybe this time it’ll be a home run.
Dirt cheap? Hah! No such thing — ain’t nothing cheap about dirt! I’m still shell-shocked by my trip to the nursery this afternoon. Sticker shock — who knew it could apply to dirt?? The flowers are gorgeous and I can hardly wait to get some planted by the trellis … but I’ll need some fresh dirt. Three years ago I decided to add more dirt to my big planter in the backyard. My plants liked it so I thought this year I’d add some more this year — maybe a dozen big bags would do it, so off I went to the nursery. I trotted into Lowe’s Garden Center, (http://www.lowe’s.com/Outdoors) grabbed a basket and trundled over to the stacks of soil. And there I stopped, gasped and blinked several times. Evidently you can no longer buy a bag of just dirt. You have to get a specific kind of dirt. There is… Read More »