Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Spring Planting Begins
Yesterday, after working out with my daughter, I picked up some ferns and flowers. I use ferns on shepherds hooks for privacy because our patio and our neighbors patio are very close.
In the front porch area I planted pink green leaf begonias on the left and pink dawn wave petunias on the right---time to get out my special mulch. Shredded pampas grass (miscarianthus) keeps the slugs away and they love to munch on my petunias.
In this next planter I have lavender impatiens.
Next to that planter I have a large planter. I have more pink dawn wave petunias in that one.
On the wall, next to my front door I have more pink green leaf begonias.
Below that I have more lavender impatiens.
This year I'm going to try a fern hanging on the front porch. It gets morning sun--so we'll see.
Let the watering begin---it doesn't stop until October-November. I enjoy doing it at first, but when it gets hot, it's more of a chore.