Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Hi, there. Remember me? I hope so! It's your friend Kathryn from WBL. In case you have been wondering what became of my little blog, I'll summarize:

1. Teaching online and in-person during a pandemic.

2. Child number 1 got married. 

3. Child number 2 got married. 

4. And in between, a 50th anniversary party for the best in-laws. 

That should explain my over-a-year's absence from blogging. This past year has been one of the busiest but best years in so many ways.

I know you've all been on the edge of your seats to find out what we did in our front flower bed. So... let's pick up right where we left off, shall we? If you missed the last post from August 2020 that I'm referencing, click and catch up here.

Here's a quick reminder of the before shot.

Our flower bed is big, really big, like too big. We were trying to keep things manageable, so here is what we ending up doing. 

We put in five Little Limelight hydrangeas from Lowe's. They were discounted because they weren't all that healthy, and since we had no idea if the deer would like them, we thought it would be a good place to start. 

They were blooming and green and did great at the beginning of the summer. To add some color for the approaching anniversary party we were hosting, I headed back to Lowe's to add some color.  I came home with four Torenia plants. It's a mounding annual, perfect for summer and fall. It was a new-to-me plant, and I loved them right away. The color is so vibrant. 

We planted them in the gap between the Limelights. 

They were beautiful most of the summer. However, the rabbits, deer, and bugs made sure they didn't stay that way too long. I sprayed the leaves, sprinkled human hair around, and checked on them daily as if they were my children. It's just really hard to compete with nature when you live in the woods. 

The annuals have been now been pulled up, and the Limelights are surviving; I'm just not sure for how long. We'll see what happens in the spring. 

Feel free to comment below with any advice you'd like to share about plants and the animals who love to eat them!

Glad to be with you again!

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