So I made a little trip out to Nelson Water Gardens this afternoon to spend my Bullfrog Bucks and came home with a lovely assortment of cool-season annuals, herbs and ornamental grasses. This flat is crammed full of Parsley, Sweet Marjoram, Salad Burnet, Toffee Twist and Red Rooster sedges, Phlox, Pansies, Violas, and Calendulas.
Of course, I had to check the DingDang remnants from their annual summer clearance ... that's where I found another blue ceramic pot for the courtyard. I love the angular lines of this container, which I'll plant with a Red Rooster Carex, that vividly hued Strawflower (Bracteatum spp) and something yet to be determined.
I stopped at one of the chain garden centers on the way home, looking for pink skullcap. I didn't find that but I did come away with some Cyclamen for hayrack planters, a small Agave, some Tassel ferns (Polystichum) that will work nicely under the trees out front and a 3 gallon Color Guard Yucca (not pictured). The Agave and the ferns were only 90 cents each on clearance. Maybe I should have gotten more!