Yesterday the Littlest Gardener and I went in search of fall inspiration at my favorite local nursery. I hadn't been there in awhile and with not having much time to garden lately I felt the need to see some plants. I went looking for some ideas for the area in my backyard I'm planning to work on, as well as some container plants.
I've had a bit of an addiction to Heucheras this summer. I have lost count of how many I've bought. These were in 4 inch pots which made them a little cheaper.
There were so many tables of Pansies. They do great here in the winter and last year bloomed right through the snow. Peoples carts were overflowing with these.
I like how they have big tables full of different ideas for combinations.
I love all these colors!
Talk about some pretty fall color on this Sumac 'Tiger Eyes'. I'd love to try one, but have read they send up suckers like crazy. Maybe a large container?
A few things I found. Carex 'Prairie Fire' which has a subtle orange color when held against orangey toned flowers, Carex 'Leatherleaf Sedge' a brownish color and Japanese Blood Grass 'Red Baron'.
Heuchera 'Blackcurrant' to add to a container.
The Littlest Gardener's Pansy with the pretty ruffled edges. She wanted purple Pansies for her garden.
The reason for today being so special? The Littlest Gardener turns 3!!! We waited 8 years for her to be born, something I had given up would happen. My husband and I had submitted all of our paperwork to China (a very long and official process) only to find out I was pregnant right after the paperwork got there. It's amazing that after 8 long years of waiting for her that the past 3 have flown by so quickly.