Due to my apparent problem with sitting still, we decided to make a visit to Lowes on Wednesday night. The last time we went to Lowes, we got all excited to see the great garden section, only to be tossed out because the store was closing. Not this time…we got there at about 6PM.
I wanted to get some nice shrubs that vary in size to give the steps down to the basement some excitement. Right now, there is grass and a hill. Not too thrilling. I love the way some properties have so much green, you feel like you are hiking. There is always something new at every turn. I really want to have such a variety that there is always something to talk about and look at.
Then, I ran to the back section where all the little shrubs are. I like to buy the really small ones, because they are always so cheap. I am not a landscaper planting for a customer, so I am happy to get the little ones and wait a year for them to grow. Most of them were on sale for $5.98. I wanted to make a row along the rock wall, with the higher growing shrubs at the rear and the smaller ones to the front and the ends.
I decided to purchase 2 Emerald n Gold Euonymus, 3 Blue Princess Holly, 2 French Hybrid Lilac, 3 Wintergreen Boxwood and 2 Dwarf Burning Bush. Now, this was a great looking combination of color and height for the side of the rock wall. The photos of the shrubs are below in the same order as I listed above.
Lastly, on the way out, we noticed some small trees for sale towards the parking lot. We took a look and were shocked to see them on sale for only $24.95. We grabbed a great looking White Dogwood for the partly shaded area of the front yard. This tree blooms in spring to show a nice looking white flower and is good because it only grows 20′-25′.
Here is a great example of how beautiful a blend of White and Pink Dogwood trees can look.