Dropping by your local nursery sometimes pays!
I've been buying trees to plant around the house. Last week I bought two cherry trees, a Bing and I Queen Anne to help with pollination. I put them in what will be the front yard where they will grow tall but not tall enough to block the view! Cherries do pretty well here, but the birds are a real competitor for the fruit and like all fruit trees in the area, a bear can really trash a tree easily. Nonetheless, I'm very happy with the purchase and fell optimistic about maybe having some cherries in my front yard.
While I was at the nursery, I saw some ratty looking lavendar plants, four of them, which she gave me. No one else is going to buy such a sad looking plant and so I brought them home to plant around the foundation of the house. I'm going to intersperse them with Gazanias, rosemary, and Shasta Daisys to bring an array of color which will be perinneal and easy to care for. The deer don't like rosemary or lavendar and I'm not sure what they will do to the flowers, but I'm excited about making the area outside which is such a mess from construction, into a pleasant place to be.
If you can't find freebies at the nursery, here's some lavendar from Amazon:
At The Patent Magic Herb- Lavender
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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at February 9, 2011 8:06 AM