How many times have I gone into Walmart and purchased dying plants ? A dozen times I'm sure. This one is a Monarda / Bee Balm and I was oh so excited to get it. You can find Monarda almost anywhere in the Midwest and I had plenty in all colors in my Michigan garden but here in Georgia the plant is a rarity. The last time I saw Monarda in Georgia was about ten years ago. This one is a medium pink and wasn't in the worse shape but needed much trimming. I have trimmed the roots, repotted it, given it fresh dirt and it's on it's way.
Poor little Monarda !
I've been working on a small square in the yard and have created a new garden. I thought I'd calculated my spacing but the plants are quite happy had are spreading very fast. I know a few of them will have to be moved around soon so they don't choke each other. I am so dreading that. In any case, besides planning where they will be moved around to I have to deadhead all of my Shasta Daisies and roses.
My pink Phlox are just beginning to bloom. I can't wait. Phlox is one of my favorites. A gardening buddy of mine a few towns away tells me that her Home Depot is carrying white Phlox. I will have to make it over that way in the next few days. White Phlox would be a lovely addition to my Garden.
Well so much for this Gardening issue. Everyone have a Great Weekend !