Guess who went plant shopping!
But, my mom did.
She went to buy her fall vegetables at Baker’s Nursery, which is a hugely popular nursery in Phoenix.
Since I knew was going, she kindly offered to buy the remaining plants on my list.
And as another example of how wonderful she is – she took my two youngest kids (Kai and Gracie) with her and treated them to lunch.
So, what did we get?
Dill, Parsley and Thyme, which are herbs that will do well through the winter in my garden.
Green and Purple Leaf Lettuce that I will be growing in pots and in a very unusual place that I will share later.
Lobelia and Alyssum, which are great flowering, low-growing annuals that I will use in a unique container.
Lots of Broccoli, which is my favorite vegetable.
I didn’t get the garlic from Baker’s Nursery. I usually buy my garlic from my local grocery store and it works just fine. Although, you can buy different varieties from online nurseries.
The last thing they bought were Petunias, which weren’t on my list. But, my mother loves to help foster a love for gardening with her grandchildren.
So, she let Kai and Gracie each choose a six-pack of flowering annuals. They choose Petunias, which they planted just after they got home.
Okay, I admit that my son looks less then thrilled. But to be honest, that is how he looks in most of his pictures now. He really was happy – he spent a few hours with me helping me to plant everything.
Why is it that young boys get this ‘fake’ smile once they hit 5 years old and then later – it is almost like pulling teeth to get them to smile at all?
I promise to share with you the few different things we did with our ‘goodies’ from Baker’s Nurseryover the next few posts 🙂Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."