Here we have 4 little brown sacks packing some mammoth sunflowers. A bit leggy but they’ll be ok.
Some are better than others. They got this leggy cause I am nursing back to health after an emergency gall bladder surgery over a week ago. They accidentally removed my right leg but I can live with it cause they eventually found the diseased gall bladder and I am on the road to recovery. I will walk with a limp but life goes on.
The radishes from Botanical Interests Seeds are going in the garden and some flower pots. Doesn’t everyone plant radishes in with their flowers? I will plant them every two weeks cause I just love radishes and I’m using them in bunches for some photo ops and maybe even a wedding. Yes, radish bouquets are the new in thing at weddings. They will be grouped with artichokes.
I’m still recovering and can’t stand long so this little stool that belonged to my uncle–is aiding me along as I repot the seedlings. Everyone seems happy with this situation except for my uncle who wishes he was still using that stool. It was in his house for the better part of 60 years. It never collapsed on him so I feel like he passed a good thing to me.
Two dollars goes a long way with bags and I got 50. Poke it full of holes and cut off the rolled down top–and stick it in good soil–and in no time—flowers! These are sunflowers and the birds were eyeing my every move.
This is the best potting soil on the market right now. After seeing samples of it at the GWA, I wanted some. It’s a good blend of fine bark chips and healthy soil. I was truly impressed. I think the other famous brand is too dense and smothered some of my plants last year–so I am going to be looking for this very soon. This is my last free bag. I also planted some pansies in it last fall and they are doing very well. Jolly Gardener Potting Soil
They would be twice that size but the deer came through twice! Look at my sedum growing in it–loves it huh? I will buy it cause it stayed loose and the roots got good air circulation. I never water this pot and yet it thrived on. Also===ever notice some moisture control soils get soggy–not this one–look at that sedum. It would rot if too wet
Right now it’s early Spring in NC–but I’m preparing for lots of blooms! And boy can I grow blooms.
And I take my potting soil seriously! Oh–Happy April Fools—I did not lose my leg.
Above is ‘Augusta Blue Skies’ nierembergia, ‘Pink Parfait’ suberbena, and at the top ‘Snow Princess’ lobularia. The soil and these plants are all new for 2010.
Same beds! I do all my own gardening. Look at the ‘Senorita Rosalita’ cleome on far right. See my Bloom Mix by Flowergardengirl for your gardens. 1 oz makes 2 gallons. $6.95 for 1 ounce, $12 for 2. I tested it two years and use a cup per plant about every other week during the growing season. I wasn’t going to sell it but I had so many folks writing me about it that here it is—you can buy it now. It will ship this week. Put it on the roots of flowers–not the flowers!–but roots–and it did amazing things to that River Birch! Go above this photo and click the before to see.