That meant I had to buy the flowers.
You may want to know why did I splurge and buy all those pansies? Because, it's an incentive to keep going out every day to spread many many many many bags of manure and compost on my beds. It's not the fun part of gardening, but a necessary part.
I need some lettuce to go with my ripe tomatoes.
I have started adding compost and manure to my flower beds (There are eleven flower beds. I need to STOP adding more beds). There's also the raspberries, blackberries, grapes, tomato beds, and vegetable garden.
I have placed seven bags so far and only have 41 more to go. (Don't tell Retired Mountain Man how many bags it takes to keep this garden going.)
It takes a lot of good compost and manure to grow these every year.