It was a beautiful day Sunday, when I went out to putz a little in my garden patches. Mid 70sF, sunny, low humidity. Days like that are rare around here.
Things seem to be going really well so far, with the exception of one pot of pansies. Oddly, I’m pretty sure it’s the same pot I had trouble with last year, so I’m wondering if there’s something wrong with the soil in the pot. It’s the pot the resident chipmunk seems to prefer, and so far he’s run off with one of the sticky traps I put there for him. Next time, I’m going hardcore. I have traditional mousetraps. I didn’t want to have to resort to that, but … there is it.
The rest of the pansies seem to be doing okay. I’ve gotten some nice color from them so far.
I’m hoping the coleus is going to be gangbusters this year, like last. They were so amazing!
I’m sure I overdid it in my urn pot. I couldn’t seem to help myself. I kept saying, “Just one more plant in here, it’s a deep pot, it’ll look nice!” I’ll just have to see how it goes and keep my fingers crossed that nothing has to be taken out due to over-crowding.
I love the happy yellow! The osteospermum are so cheery looking.
There will be lilies! The bushes are so huge and I’m hoping for an abundance of flowers. Last year they lasted for weeks. I also managed to get rid of the gigantic spiky weed that was growing under this one. Whew!
One of the two new additions this year – this is a pincushion. It seems to be hanging in there pretty well and even has some new blooms on it.
My other new baby – a white lavender. I needed just one more plant to fill in a blank space so I ordered this one from Amazon. I just got it planted Sunday.
The sage has been my current show-stopper I think. Those blossoms have really come out to play this week!
Blue skies, a slight breeze, all in all, a lovely day!
That’s how my garden’s been growing. How’s yours coming along?