I made my day laborers (Gabe and Seth) hop in the car so I could put them to work for a little bit. It is the first official day of summer vacation and I have to set the precedent early. So we cruised out to Bayfield Gardens to see if we could add some annual flower color to our perrennial garden. What a treat it was for me! I am walking the aisles of a giant green house with two of my favorite guys and they are taking a real interest in picking out flowers! I had to pinch myself a few times and my cheeks were getting sore from smiling like a goof. We picked out many of the old standards (pink petunias and yellow marigolds) and the boys picked out a few new ones like giant lilies and a dahlia they thought was cool.
Unloading the spoils of our outing
The boys did NOT want to pose for me-I am such a blog pest
This is one of my mystery plants. What the heck is this giganto-leafed thing? Time will tell...
And here is my most favoritest (ya, I know that's poor grammar) plant in my garden. The Peony-the awesome peony! This is actually a peony my sister Kim gave me years ago and I have transplanted it to our home. It starts out in early spring as little red sprouts that grow into this great shrub. The blooms grow for weeks before bursting into huge flowers. Last year they got frozen....ooo....I just can't wait! I love it!