Saturday, May 26, 2007

Gardening for Dummies

Before you think I'm calling you a dummy, know that I count myself as pretty clueless - watering was a big lesson for me.

If you want something pretty and vibrant to grow, go with Wave Petunias. Buy some plants, put them in dirt, remember to water and then just watch them multiply. Easy.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


I got bored with geraniums (and had trouble growing them) so this year I got a begonia. I vaguely remember my mom having these in her garden when I was younger. Or maybe it was on the window sill in the kitchen? Either way, it seemed like a nice plant for the pot so I went with it. It's been doing very well on our deck - doubling in size in just a few weeks! Not sure what the brutal summer sun will do to it but for now it's blooming.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Holy Clematis!

Wow! It is in full bloom now! Just gorgeous!

Alas, shortly after I took this photo a certain cat ate the flower on the bottom. Everything else in the garden is doing well. A couple of petunias bloomed yesterday and the other flowers are slowly coming along - nothing quite as dramatic as the clematis but warmer days are just around the corner and I expect we'll have a very lush garden soon!