Best laid plans of mice and men….
Just because the husband wanted to plant drought tolerant plans doesn’t mean that the wife doesn’t have her own ideas. 😉 😀 🤑 We’ve been visiting the local garden stores again….
Those three plants that succumbed to the environment during our absence are being replaced with 6 others. I believe I mentioned that all three of them had been showing signs of distress before we headed north, and our neighbor was kind enough to put our soaker hose on to keep everything alive and prospering but the conditions here just were not what those three plants needed — they were all of the same species and this was not the right place for them.
With a few bare spots in the plot it made sense to fill it in a bit. And being Northerners by instinct I think we both needed a little color, so Peg went looking for annuals to supplement the perennials that are already in the ground.
At present I’m waiting for her to put HER new babies in the ground. 🙂 I’ll send along photos once they’re in.
We aren’t really USING a garden planning tool, but we’re having fun with our little plot of land! I have been surprised to see Rudbeckias and Echinaceas in the garden centers here. However, I see them being sold as annuals in zone 10 so I’m thinking they may not do as well here as they did in Wisconsin.