My wife’s garden is coming along nicely. Just as we hoped, the flowers are starting to fill in the boxes; less dirt, more foliage. It takes time – here in the upper Midwest, it can take a lot of time – but it’s happening, bit by bit.
Some of the bulbs she’s planted (Gladiola and Lilies, mostly) are on the rise now, and we can expect to see them bloom in the next month or so. The idea is to have a long season of different flowers popping up until autumn’s gentle kiss puts them to sleep for the year.
And by “puts them to sleep,” I mean “kills them,” because they’re all annuals. Well, I guess the bulbs aren’t, but everything else is. By design.
The flowers are filling out nicely.
Well…most of them. The yellow daisies seem to be dying off, but a little deadheading will take care of that, so we’re not concerned.
The hanging pots, despite being very crooked now, are taking off nicely.
The dirt in the planters is rich and nutrient-fortified now, and we even got some plant food to give ‘em a kick in the right direction.
The ground planters are coming along well also, as you can see, but they haven’t filled in as much as the hanging ones yet.
We have a great assortment of colors, too.
We have some magenta ones…
…and some purples and violets…
…and some yellows…
…some are white…
…and even a few blues.
Some are fuzzy and tiny…
…while others are larger and floppy, like the icy white leaves.
So, we’re not finished yet, and I’ll continue throughout the growing season to chronicle the progress and share it here. I’ll try to shoot ‘n’ ‘Shop Saturdays to post Sundays.
Having a good weekend so far? I am. And, I get to stay home tomorrow too.
See ya on the other side of the break!