When I finally got home today, there was a package on my doorstep from "The Phoenix". She sent me the new Live album and some sahuaro seeds, which made me just a little homesick.
The landscaping at my house is crappy. So, today after work, I went to a local nursery and picked out two different colors of clematis, as I thought it would look nice climbing along the rail next to my front door. When I went to plant it, I discovered that my trowel was hitting something very firm, so I pulled an old, rusty shovel out of the garage (another gift from the sellers). I hit concrete. Apparently the "flower bed" in the front yard is approximately 3 inches of dirt slapped on top of a big pile of pavement! I guess that explains the crappy landscaping. There is a small tree at one end of the flower bed, so maybe the concrete doesn't extend along the whole length of the house? If it does, I suppose my options are to either find plants that don't require much soil, or dig it all up and see what exactly I'm dealing with and build up the soil level before planting anything.
Anyone know of any hardy perennials (I'm too cheap to replace plants every year) that don't require much dirt?
After that, I went to a nearby fabric store, and picked out several patterns for curtains and blinds. They are going out of business, so everything's 80% off. Unfortunately, I didn't find any fabric that I liked.