Planting pots and my veggie garden the past two weeks was a lot of work. On a cool morning, I got out early to do the heavy work while it was still nice outside. It warmed up fast, though. First up was to pull the weeds in the front flowerbed. Luckily, there weren’t too many, and this was done fairly fast. The snapdragons have started blooming, and I loved the colors coming out. This lavendar pink was so pretty.
There are white ones…
and this two tone, lovely!
Next up, plant some tomatoes, basil and squash that I got from the garden center. One good thing about waiting is all the plants were on sale for the holiday weekend.
This year I won’t crowd them like I did last year. I may not get as many tomatoes, but they’ll be easier to maintain. I hope the basil grows big, as I use a lot of it. More tomato plants, with some little grape tomatoes and another heirloom slicer were planted deep. Tomato cages will support the growing plants and fruit.
Below the planter, the hydrangea is starting its blooming season. I need to add some lime as the flowers are turning blue again.
My Sweet Babboo brought my planting bench up to the sidewalk so I could work on pots next. I did find two pots of torenias on sale, and there were four plants in each one.
I took them out of the pots to divide them so I could put two in each of my four green hanging baskets.
Carefully separating the plants, pulling apart the roots that were already beginning to be root bound in the pot. This will allow the plants to have more room to grow and get bigger with more room for root growth. And I get four pots from two.
My chicken teacup planter got white petunias, also from a larger pot that had eight plants in one container, on sale half price. It was cheaper to do this than to buy them in the bedding plants area.
Two more pots got the pink and purple petunias. I moved one of the avocado trees to this corner, with the pot that holds some daffodil bulbs. They didn’t bloom this year, only made a lot of leaves that are now dying off. My parsley is in the strawberry pot, and I pinched off the flowers it was trying to make. I may have to buy another one soon, as I am told these are biennials.
The birdcage got the variegated calibrachoa, and I repotted the geranium next to it. On the ground is a spike dracaena that survived the winter in the Carolina room.
The pots under the little tile tables got white impatiens. These are place next to the rockers to hold a cup of coffee in the morning, or a libation in the evening.
In the opposite corner, I placed the taller avocado tree, the bigger spike dracaena, and my little Meyer lemon tree, along with the Thanksgiving cactus that spent the winter in the kitchen. The dusty miller survived in its pot right where it is.
Looking down the veranda, it is getting there. I put the amaryllis out to soak up some sunshine with the hope it will bloom next year. Lots of lush green with flowers will fill in the hanging baskets. Soon, with the rest of the pots planted, it will be an oasis perfect for early morning coffee, and evening enjoyment.
A view the opposite direction shows lots of green. On the bench, my summer pillows that I got from Jenna at Painted Apron‘s Society Six store. The white pot on the right has a lobelia. On the iron stand, the geranium is up top, with a bleeding heart on the middle shelf.
What is happening in your garden?
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