Last week we got a notice from Property Management. They are running a little contest, challenging all the tenants to spruce up their yards. On June 26, they will be walking around and choosing two of the best gardens.
1st prize is a 55" TV. Now our place isn't really that big, and I don't feel the need to see my TV from space, but I was kinda hoping I'd win the second prize - a $100 gift card to the local grocery store. I was excited until I took a walk around the survey....
There's about 120 units in the complex... and several of them have AMAZING established gardens. While I've done a fair bit of work this year - my front yard doesn't stand a chance. If it was backyards - maybe I'd be a contender.
I do have plans to do more in the front yard, but I wasn't really planning on doing it this year. I considered rushing to get it done in time - but even if I had the extra cash, it wouldn't be established enough to compete with the existing gardens (I should have taken pictures - they really are stunning).
But, Mom and I were out on the weekend and we hit up her local garden centre. I figured it wouldn't hurt to add a couple more things....
And I couldn't resist this pretty little Spanish Lavender (Boysenberry Ruffles). I had some Spanish Lavender a couple years ago, but didn't realize it can't over-winter here. This one has been put in a pot. I'll bring it in come winter and we'll see if I can keep it going until spring.
It's still unlikely that I'll win the contest, but I never regret new flowers!