We worked in the yard a lot yesterday. It was a beautiful day out, and it just felt good to be outside. We have worked so hard on our grass and yard over the last year, we had resolved not to purchase many more flowering plants that we would have to maintain. 

That being said, we did need a couple of those coconut liners for some hanging baskets that we already had. Rebecca got some gladiolus bulbs from one of her students, and I had a pack of coelius seeds from a while back, both of which we wanted to plant. She also received a couple of other plants at the end of the year yesterday. We had pots to accommodate those two plants, but the rest needed to go in the hanging baskets. 

So, I headed up to Lowe's to find the coconut liners. And I came away with more than just those liners. I saw some celosia that Rebecca really likes. I picked up a whole carton of mixed colors (red, pink, orange and yellow). As I was walking to look at some more things, the cheap, plastic handle on the carton of flowers broke, and the entire thing swung upside down, and then dropped, right on the face of the plant. I'm not sure if it actually broke them or not, but it sure bent their necks, and I didn't want to take the chance. 

I found some all red celosia inside, and also picked up some begonias. These were both small, but I knew it would bless Rebecca. She has always enjoyed having a nice looking spread off of the back porch, and this would give her just that. 

One more thing I found was Scotch moss. It is a ground cover, and I am not familiar with it in the slightest. It was very a very luscious green and I thought I'd give it a try in one particular spot. It requires shade, and we don't have a lot of spots that are good for that right now, but we will have more in the future. Anyway, it was about 3x3 inches round, so I cut it into 4 pieces and planted them separately. I hope they do well, and eventually spread into a nice ground cover. I really like they way they look!

So, I get it all home, and the smiles I got from Rebecca made it totally worth it. 

What do you think of the setup?

Do you like how it turned out?

Have you ever seen this Scotch moss before?

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