The chrysanthemums are on sale again and I really just couldn't resist as they are three times the size they were last year for $.97 and I had that little flower garden started out back by the fence that I had put the roses in. I am not good about picking and matching colors. I am more of a "cottage garden" kind of girl where everything is all jumbled together but pretty. For instance my front flower garden is a jumble of elephant ears, yellow lantana, red rose, pink daphnie, dark pink 4 o'clocks, and some white flowering bush that I have never learned the name of. The rose takes over in the spring and then the 4 o'clocks over run everything in the fall (there used to be morning glories and I will have to get more seed).
Anyway, here is the little garden so far, not really jumbled like the front garden but those are red roses on either side a lilac rose in the middle and the purple and yellow chrysanthemums.
The 'mums aren't the only deals on flowers today though. I was not as good as Mark at finding perennials but then the petunia can be a perennial here. Though when they come back the next year they all seem to be the lilac color instead of the colors here.
This might have been all the flowers that I purchase today but the grocery store had some marked down too and I had admired them when I went to that same store last Tuesday but would not buy them for $8. Today they were $ .99.
When I lived in the North pink polka dot plant was just another house plant but here it is often planted outside. Since it is nearly fall here I think I will keep this one in through the winter and plant it out again next spring.
I am really not sure about the Celosia as I have never grown it before but it does say full or part-sun on the tag so that means the front yard for us. Maybe I will put them in hanging baskets (I have three hooks for hanging baskets on the porch and only the petunias out there now) and then try to over winter them in the greenhouse. Doesn't matter, they were unusual for a flower and I liked them.
I really am doing some vegetable gardening though. I have cleaned out one of the raised beds and planted lettuce and I have another almost clean and will do some cauliflower, spinach mustard tendergreens, and maybe some cabbage or whatever I can find for plants in the others. I also have another cutting of basil to harvest this weekend too. Hopefully the fall garden will be better than the summer one was.