My name is Kristin and I'm recently addicted to plants. First off, by golly, why is it so expensive? Sheesh.
It's amazing the turn that can happen when you start to become interested in them. It originally started when I tried to 'landscape' the front of my home. I just didn't care for a lot of the bushes out there (boxwoods shaped by the previous owners) and just the plainess of all it all. In one spring and summer I've gone from almost no plants to a lot of plants. I'm attaching some some pictures of progress. I'm super excited to meet you all and to be able to share my whirlwind romance as I don't think my friends on Facebook understand. They most likely roll their eyes and think to themselves (another plant) while I've got my hands clasped in pure delight as I post a picture of it. It's a sad lonely place where I live.
I kept my 2 pittosporums and crape myrtle (off to the right). Put in a snow fountains weeping cherry, 2 ixora's, 2 variegated privets, 2 loropetalums and 2 gardenias.
I am currently planting 16 butterfly bushes, 3 forsythias, 3 mexican sages in my back yard (it's a completely blank canvas with the exception of two crape myrtles that were planted originally in the corners). It's so big, I have no doubt it will take years to do, but I've already got a bunch of plants on order and I am super stoked! Thanks for letting me babble.