Sunday, June 3, 2007

Planting Flowers Part 1

Look what I finally got to do yesterday!
Don't you just love wandering a greenhouse and admiring all the color and beauty? I sure do. The problem is I don't really have a green thumb… well, I'd guess I'd call it more of a pale chartreuse green, but this summer I'm shooting for a deep, vibrant kelly green!
I've always admired those homes with beautiful flower beds and colorful, over-flowing hanging baskets, but every summer I'm notorious for either over watering or under watering my containers and in the end having to move them to the back of the house where they can die with some dignity. Where they don't have to endure those disapproving stares from passers-bys. What is even more embarrassing is that my dad is a farmer, and a good one! I mean, you'd think I'd be a little bit better at this!
This year instead of buying the $30/$40 already flowering baskets I thought I'd pick out a bunch of flats and make up my own colorful combos. That said, this is what $30 at the local greenhouse got me. I was able to fill 4 baskets and 2 containers. Here are some of the names of the flowers I picked up:
•Geranium
•Pansy
•Petunia
•White Robe
•Blue Moon
•Sundial Mix
•Coleus

I will show you some photos of the finished product soon… that is if they are not dead yet!

3 comments:

Mandy said...

I love them! They are so colorful.

I usually kill plants, but this year I am successfully growing petunias, zucchini, and cucumbers!

I have a secret desire to have this lush garden that you see in magazines.

Can't wait to see your finished product! They are stunning!

susan b anderson said...

Beautiful flowers! The Fiber Buzz graphics are wonderful. That looks like a great resource. Good work.

knitserland said...

Beautiful flowers! I'm so jealous of the prices, I can't even get a small 3" potted petunia for under $5.

People are plant crazy over here and gardens are beautiful and imaculately tended to. Although I'd be a bit fussier if I had invested a small fortune in my garden too!

There is the most amazing garden nursery just outside of Luzern that I hope to stop at again soon just to browse through. We spent an hour there last time and didn't come close to seeing it all. I'll bring my camera along and post some pics of it - you really have to see it to believe it!

I wonder what my husband would say if I came home with one of the $40,000 olive trees or Japanese maples?

No Kidding!

Looking forward to seeing the finished baskets - I love hanging baskets!