I wanted to get some mulch for the roses and the bush garden
And no - you're not seeing things... there is a little something new....
I grew last year, but there's just no room left in the bee garden this year. But there was a space between the Queen Elizabeth Rose and the raspberries. I marked where I planted them with the stones so I don't accidentally pull them out thinking they are weeds.
And speaking of the Bee Garden...
Also in the bee garden... there's a bit of a mystery.
Alpine Aster.... (and the blooms are almost open!)
Not this plant, as I thought
While at the garden center, I also picked up somethings for the food garden.
As you can see, the new strawberries are much bigger than the old ones... but they will get there. And look...
Itty bitty berries!
I was also hoping to get some annuals for the tree garden
If I'm honest, the tree garden has me quite vexed! When I first moved here, my intention was to keep it as an annual garden. But least year, I got seduced by Campanula, English Daisies and Violas and bought some perennials. But the only thing that survived and came back this year was the black clover
Which is coming back very slowly.
And one poor little hens and chick.
And I'm not upset that they came back...
But they are so darn tall! If I'd known the were going to come back, I'd have planted them closer to the tree trunk, leaving room for shorter plants in front of them. But C'est la vie.... I'll move them when they die off this winter.
In the mean time, I got some snap dragons
They will get tall enough to stand their ground.
And a few yellow violas.
Honestly, the garden center didn't have a great selection of annuals - unless I wanted to buy 10 of the same plant in one tray... so I'm going to check out a couple by Mom's on the weekend... hopefully they will have some better choices... I'd really like some giant pansies!