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Part 2: My Quest for Flowers

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As I mentioned in my last blog post, I was a little behind in planting flowers, but I bought new pots and was ready for the challenge.

I found some great looking pots at both Lowe's and Walmart.  All together I bought 8 new pots and 3 hanging baskets.  Add those to my existing collection and I was at 16 pots!  However, in the end only planned to use 12 of the 16.  The other few will be set aside for a small container herb garden.

My husband Art and I met over a lunch hour one day at Van Atta's to peruse their selection and pick out our plants.  I had never been to Van Atta's before, so I was equally excited to check the place out.  I do have to say, it was very extensive and beautiful.  Everyone was super knowledgeable and eager to help.  We were there on a hot day around 12 p.m., so it was very toasty and a bit uncomfortable, but we had to do what we had to do.  The hubby and I entered and were quickly overwhelmed by the sheer volume of plants.  After about 15 minutes of aimlessly wandering, we re-convened and crafted a plan. 

He headed to the area of flats to decide what to plant in our beds, he's a huge fan of impatient's so I wasn't at all surprised when he chose them.  We wanted all our flowers in the front of the house to coordinate so we went with a pink/purple color scheme.  A blend of impatient's, wave petuna's, potato vine and these really cool tall dark black-ish purple-ish plants rounded out our selection.

In the back of the house on our decks, I fell in love with these huge red geraniums, so I went with a patriotic scheme:  red, white and blue.

Here is a photo of just ONE of our carts.  In total, we had 3 carts full of flowers.  And after dropping a small fortune, we had our flowers loaded in the back of the Jeep.

More to come on the actual planting!  See you soon :)


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