a sweltering day in the garden

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Did you know how hard it was for me to find a simple strawberry pot this weekend??? No one seems to carry these practical terracotta pots en masse, but thank goodness an old local hardware store had some sitting outside so I could stop buy and pick one up. Finding strawberry plants was just as difficult, as the weekend gardening crews were out in full force this spring weekend, nabbing up every fruit and veggie plant in sight. I finally got my hands on some plants today (in the 96 degree heat) and filled up my pot with about $10 in red berry goodness. Now all I need to do is wait for them to pop up!

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I also picked up some beautifully colored perennials from Target’s SEAN CONWAY line… since I decided to go for a purple hint in our front garden. The colors were just too gorgeous to pass up, and I might just be back later this week for some more of the varieties. He definitely has me hooked on these plants… especially the prices in comparison to those at the local nurseries!