First stop - marigolds by the front of the house. A success! Planted from seeds in August; blooming now. Lovely!
|Up close and personal...where the butterflies at?|
|Daisies ... he loves me, he loves me not.|
My black eye susans? Another find at the State Farmers Market, but they didn't make it. I planted them too late, and they too scorched. :(
My potato garden - another success! Produced the sweetest new red potatoes. Apparently, when I dug up the plants in June, I left a few potatoes in the ground. I now have potato plants sprouting throughout; new potatoes in the fall...so exciting!
|Potato Plants spring 2012|
|Dug these babies from one plant for supper!|
|New potatoes randomly coming back, fall 2012.|
Something else that was a fail - I tried to root clippings from one of my camelia bushes. Not a go...no roots! But I do have 3 crepe myrtles sprouting from the roots of a mature tree. Guess I'll dig them up and plant them where I was going to plant the camelias.
|Hard to see, but it's there - a crepe myrtle about 12" tall.|
My gardenia bush...new for 2012. Almost didn't make it. Woke up one day to discover it hidden under a bicycle - yes, my daughter's bicycle had fallen on the bush! Damaged it a little, but not enough to cause harm. Moved the bike; popped off the broken branches; talked to it - you know that works - and now it has new growth.
|Stacy i.e. daylillies|
Well, hope you enjoyed the brief tour. Make some time to add a litle garden to your life! Don't fear failure...next year, by the grace of God, the bees will get busy and I WILL have zucchini!