I had my cell phone with me the other day when I was out shopping at some garden centers, so I took some photos with my handy dandy Instagram app (which I’m not 100% sold on yet, BTW). If you’re not familiar with Instagram, it’s an app for iPhone and Androids that turns your cell phone camera into a mini photo editing studio where you can give your photos interesting vintage effects (sort of like Picnik for your phone). There’s a whole social sharing aspect to Instagram that, honestly, I don’t have time for. But for those of you who can’t get out to the garden centers as often as you’d like, I thought you would enjoy a little flower fix, so come along on my shopping trip.
Beautiful blue Scabiosa
Hens and chicks, which seem to be very popular this year
One of my favorite specialty plants – Hellebore. They are expensive here in Ohio – $24.99 for this small sized plant, but they do make a unique accent plant for the wealthy.
A sea of Creeping Phlox as far as the eye can see.
Foxglove! I have the urge to stick my finger in these every time I see them. I don’t, but I think about it.
Carnations? Or maybe Dianthus? They’re pink, I do know that.
And a whole lot of hanging baskets.
So what did you buy on this trip, Pam?
Just some Violas that were on clearance from Lowes. $1.00 for a six pack. Next time you’re at Lowes check out their clearance racks. I found a lot of neat stuff in great condition on those racks last year for a fraction of the cost that they were originally.
So do you use Instagram? What are your thoughts on it?
BTW, when proof reading through this, I thought it sounded like I was advertising for Instagram and Lowes. Just wanted to assure you that I am not. If it’s not on my sidebar or across the top, I don’t get any coffee change for it. It’s one of my pet peeves when a blogger doesn’t make it clear when they are being paid to endorse a product, so it won’t happen here.