So this week things have stayed pretty much the same in my container garden. Missing are both Walmart non-smelling geraniums. Not only did they not smell like geraniums, they basically bloomed once and died. I have since visited a nursery and purchased a new geranium plant along with a new petunia plant plus more Purple … More 2018 Container Gardening- Week Nine
This week I have teeny tiny pepper buds on my plants. It is so neat to see the flowers become fruit! As reported I am down one geranium,soon to be two, so I went out and bought a red geranium and red petunia to replace them. I learned my lesson at long last–no more plants … More 2018 Container Gardening- Week Eight
I’m thrilled to say my nasturtium flowered this week, just as I’d basically given up. One thing that I know I did wrong with it was that I fertilized it, and I’ve now read fertilizing it probably made the plant want to produce more leaves vs. flowers. I had an abundance of leaves so this … More 2018 Container Gardening–Week Seven
My fourth week of gardening was filled with clouds, then rain, some humidity, and then cooler weather. All of my plants seemed to benefit from this. There is definitely a rhythm to gardening this year–in that there is an abundance of mosquitos to deal with. We are still feeding the Baltimore Orioles and American Finches, … More 2018 Container Gardening – Week Four
My budget this year is tight and my container garden will be smaller than years past. There are two reasons for this- 1) the first one is the lack of space/wt. that our deck can hold is limited. Every year there is just too much out there and it takes weeks to clean it all … More 2018 Container Gardening– Week One
Mint and Thyme in one of the big pots and a few of my favorite flowers in others. I promised myself I would buy a hanging basket and that was it. But I couldn’t resist the impatiens especially the New Guinea.
Well, it’s been rough. We’ve had 7 bad storms in a 2 month period of time. My tomato plants have been through some pretty hostile rains and wind. One night during a storm, with 15 m.p.h winds, I stood out on my patio and held onto my tomato plants so they wouldn’t be destroyed. That’s … More Update on my patio garden