Saturday, May 31, 2014




As in the name of my newest Peony.

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I thought the blooms on my Coral Charm peony last week were just the prettiest things going until this peony opened up it blooms.

Peony Celebration
Makes me want to plant more peonies in the garden. I just wish their blooms lasted longer but they are worth the space in your garden beds.

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I have been very busy this past week out in the garden laying a nice new layer of mulch and planting some annuals into containers.

Heuchera Georgia Peach2
It is amazing how new mulch can really add to the curb appeal around your home. Makes the back aching work very worth while when you step back and survey the work you have done. It also makes your plants stand out.

Hypertufa pot

My daughter and I have been taking in a lot of Flea Markets and Yard Sales lately. We spent Saturday on the National Trail Route #40 Yard Sales hitting as many as we could get to.
At one of our travels last weekend I picked, or swooped up this Hypertufa trough at the local Hocking County Historical Society Yard Sale.
When I asked how much they wanted for it and they said a dollar On which I asked, “did you say one dollar”? Yes, a dollar!!!
Well we gardeners know how much they cost to buy or make so I was so excited. Celebration time !!
Believe me I would have run over people, shouting “make way” getting back to it to grab it up. LOL! Not really, but it did not take me long to hurry back and grab it. I was so excited and felt like I was cheating them because it was so cheap so I  gave them more for it as a donation.
It is now planted with Hens & Chicks and a pretty “Pink Passion” mix of Portulaca. When it fills in I think it will be lovely.

Scone Lights
At another stop at a yard sale I picked up these old light scones for 25 cents. Celebrate!!
I brought them home and set them on top of my cheap one dollar solar lights purchased from the local Dollar Tree Store to give them a pretty glow when they light up. I confess I saw this tip on Pinterest and I like how they look in my Shade Garden along the walkway.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend and week ahead and…

Happy Gardening,




Bernie H said...

That Peony is just sensational. I also love those old light scones sitting atop your solar lights. That's a great idea. You did have a great day out at the yard sales.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

My gosh what a deal! Looking good in your garden. Mulch does finish everything off really well. Your little fairies are so sweet.

retriever said...

Wonderfull flowers fotos, greeting from Belgium

Nadezda said...

Lona, your trips to sales were so lucky and all your purchases are great, the price is stunning! I love your new flower vase and if I bought it I would painted in any light color. Wouldn't you?
Also your peony is wonderful, its color is so deep red!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

This peony is a beauty! And, I love Coral Charm too.
Congratulations on your finds, Lona! A dollar for the trough is a DEAL!
Have great June!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lona girl congratulations on such great bargains ! I would love to have a hypertufa container and at that price ? WOW !!!
I also planted some portulaca in terracotta containers and in a garden bed (when I had more than I needed) .. tomorrow is a garden day for me and the boys (I need some muscle .. my shoulder is still shot) The weather is great for getting some things done and I have to scramble because the garden keeps leaping forward.
Love your new peony ! I have loads of buds on my "Flame" and lots on Green Lotus which is the first time it is blooming so I am super excited .. gardeners are funny people eh ? we get so excited over things non gardeners would shake their heads at ? LOL
Beautiful pictures girl .. no enjoy your hard work and that gorgeous garden !
Joy : )

Patsy said...

That is a lovely peony.

Stephanie said...

Yes celebrate is the word of the week haha... a dollar for that hypertufa pot? wow! I can't even get ingredients to make the pot for that price. Love that Coral Charm!! And the fairies, they look so relax and charming at the same time. Lona, thank you for these wonderful pictures, you have a beautiful week :-)

Balisha said...

When I first married Joe,I wasn't crazy about the red mulch. I had never used mulch before. I've come to really like it...because of the reasons you gave.
That trough? is really great. What a buy! It won't be long before the hens and chicks are spreading all over it. I love planters like this. Enjoy!

Andrea said...

Hi Lona, gardening started again in your part of the world. In my hot and dry area, plants are still suffering, the little water we get and some recycled are prioritized for my hoyas. That planter you got for a dollar, isn't it too heavy! I wonder how to lift it!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

That peony is beautiful as are ALL of your flowers.

What a great deal on that planter!!! And on those glass globes too.

Have a GREAT week ~ FlowerLady