There were a few things for sale at the Indiana Flower and Patio show that tempted me. I liked the colors of this 'Caramel' Heuchera.
I would like to add some artistic elements and decorations to the garden this year. There really wasn't that much to see though. I guess that was the disappointment of the day. The only thing that came remotely close to a temptation was this bust. Several garden bloggers have similar ones and they look pretty in the garden.
I love Pam's, (from Digging) birdhouse and would love to find something similar. This was the only white birdhouse I saw, it didn't have an opening for cleaning and it was too small.
They had Piny Winky Hydrangeas...
lots of Pinky Winky. I'm sure I would have bought one had it been a little later in the season.
I really wanted an iron trellis or obelisk from Gregg's Antiques out of Cincinnati, Ohio. I will probably regret not getting one. There was a beautiful white iron fan trellis that would be gorgeous with pink climbing roses. It was such a long distance to the car and I didn't want to have to carry anything that large.
I was glad to discover that Indianapolis has a place that sales rain barrels. This is another thing on my wish list.
I'd love to attract more bluebirds, and this was a temptation, but I just couldn't bring myself to buy the mealworms. I hope to overcome that squeamishness one day soon.
So, what did I buy? Seeds of course, like I really needed more. I actually spent $32.00 dollars on more seeds.
Here's the new seeds list:
Malva 'sylvestris Brave Heart'
Mallow 'pink Beauty'
Frost Hardy Geraniums
Echinacea 'Pink Parasol'
Cosmos, early blooming, 'Antiquity'
Four o'clocks 'Tea Time Rose'
Zinnia 'Persian Carpet' (favors the 'Swizzle' I had last year)