Saturday Project

Saturday, September 6, 2008
This is the planter under the front window of our house. My project this week was to remove the purple, thorny bush that was growing in the middle. I hated that bush. Hated it. It grew incredibly fast, and the fine thorns made it a bitch to prune.

So the Smart Boy and his buddy pulled it out on Thursday, and today I went and bought this Blue Mist Spirea. It was recommended by the Smart Boy, who has been working at a local nursery since May, and already knows much more about plants and gardening than I do. His nursery was having a big sale this weekend, so I got a smoking deal, even without the employee discount.

I also cleared the back flower bed (home of the pernicious snit) in preparation for planting something else next spring.

I love summer, but it's winding down. Bummer.

3 comments:

Random Michelle K said...

I *love* blue mist spirea. Mine has been struggling along for years, but at least it hasn't died.

Janiece Murphy said...

Michelle, I'm lucky if anything I plant doesn't die.

The green thumb skipped me on the family tree...

Nathan said...

I thought that read precious snit and thought you were talking about Boogie.