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Off to the Nursery!

Sweet BasilI had this shopping list for a whole week and when I finally cleared all the weeds from my veggie patch, I allowed myself the luxury of going to the Nursery, with my best friend of course! It was great – I got almost all the plants I wanted – The main idea was to buy Insect Repelling plants, like the artemesias (Southernwood, Wormwood), Tea Tree and Lemon Verbena,  as well as the tonic plants (Comfrey and Yarrow). I managed to get wormwood and lemon verbena. I’ll have to try again end of March/April for the Tea Tree and the rest.

Here are some pics of the sweet flowers I bought – first time I went for the flowers. Must be your influence! I bought Violas and the white Allysums (?) is that the name?

Happy gardening – I’m going to have my hands full this weekend. Now to find a perfect place for them all.

[one_half]White blooms[/one_half]


By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

21 replies on “Off to the Nursery!”


Need some advice…..Just bought the Mag “Home”……April 2011 issue and on page 95 ( Just ask JJ ) some reader asked a question about Pansies……This will be the first year that I am planting pansies as well…..

Basically reader asked why her pansies died that she planted for the second time in a wheelbarrow…..and JJ replied “Pansies never grow quite as well in the same soil”

Typed in Pansy…….. with google and so far have not come across any info like this…….I have bought 12 pansies…but have planted them in pots… I am moving….can’t understand that it can be true…………..that you can’t use the soil twice…..

Perplexed Ani

Hi Ricki, Thank you for that. It is always such a pleasure meeting garden-lovers. I’ll keep the photo’s rolling!

Hi Barbie – The Pansy photo is gorgeous! (pansy, viola? same thing?). I have my little tray of 6 you bought me and the more I look at them the more I love them – Thanks!!! I think I have to get more. Apparantly they flower all winter long, but they need sun. So I only have few spots they will work, but I’m going to give them a go. Nice replacement for the Petunias. xxx

Such a pleasure. I know that I’m going to fall in love with them too and it won’t be long before I get more.

Lizzie what is the real / family name of Mums? I saw them somewhere on a blog the other day but can’t find it again. They aren’t called “mums” here, they have a different name here – I want to see if I can find any here.

Pansies are still one of my favourite dainty flowers – I love the colours and they look like faces! Always cheerful.

Hi Alan, yes – I am more of a practical plant person. I’d rather plant something that is medicinal or edible, but I heard that Allysum is beneficial to your garden, so I need to diversify abit to help my garden to grow.

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