The garden is nothing too impressive at this time so I will delve in to the other things that grow.
It is lightly snowing in this pic, but my camera doesn't agree. So blah.
I should know what to do with all these plants to save them, but I have never put much thought in to my containers. If they live--Yay! If not, it wasn't meant to be. People often believe I have a green thumb since I have so many containers(even when renting) but I just get rid of the dead ones, and let my impulsiveness to buy new ones free!
Given all my abuse and neglect over the years, I am astounded that so many have done so well.
I brought in the 'fuchsia gartenmeister bonstedt' below a few weeks back
hoping to save it from certain death like last years.. and it started losing blooms but I figured it was part of the change from outdoors to indoors. But it kept on losing blooms so we were going to move it downstairs to keep a better eye on it.
And then I noticed this:
Icky little bugs feasting on it.
So I immediately took it back outdoors.
I have never had any luck spraying down plants with soapy water. Is there another way to save this?
Or will I be forced to buy a new one every year?
I have never cared much about losing a plant(except the gardenia--that was embarrassing!) until I fell in love with this plant in 2009
|Old cinder block patio, compare to current view at top!|
Lemon balm in the back pot. Not sure what to do with it. Pot on the stand--I forget what is in here. This is a common occurrence with this single flower pot for some reason. I have planted and replanted things in it all year that have not sprouted. The Stellar jays were messing around with it last week and since I forget what is in there, I'll just leave it.
Do slugs freeze? I sure hope so. Some one has been eating my half assed try at early spring greens. We planned on levelling the garden in the fall/spring with several yards of soil, but I was forced in to starting these guys by my gardener. Maybe they can go in pots when we bring in the dirt and I can stick them back in.
These guys don't mind being inside one bit! These are the last of the zinnia blooms. I took the whole bunch and shoved them in a vase with water last Sunday. They are rewarding me daily with new flowers!