What you see in the galvanized container above are plants that came back from previous years. I didn’t have to plant a thing this year, and it’s already so pretty and lush.
In the container below it, I had to dig out an old ornamental grass plant that looked to be mostly dead and about a foot in diameter. I had to be careful not to tear up any other plants, which wasn’t easy.
When I need to work on my plants, I just get my little garden cart, roll it over, and sit down and start working. Sure does help to be able to sit and roll that thing around to work. I highly recommend it!
I doubt if that little garden cart has many more years in it. It’s about 20 years old and bought from Walmart.
I also doubt the ones they sell now are as sturdy or as cheap. So I’m hoping I’ll get a few more years out of it.
I love the rain for my plants, but this was bordering on a flood.
Yesterday morning I saw that water was about up to the step in front of my patio doors. So I got a broom and started trying to move it along.
Rain was pouring off my green gazebo in a deluge. It seemed like the more I swept the water, the more appeared to take its place.
I’m worried the plants I’ve already planted, plus the seeds, will get completely washed out. They weren’t looking so good yesterday. Especially the few herbs I’ve planted like sage and lemon verbena.
It has rained and rained and rained.
I planted a packet of Hyacinth Bean vine beans that I found at my local nursery. There were 10 to a packet. I hope some of them don’t get washed out of the pot.
I didn’t know they were toxic. I read that on the back of the seed packet right before I was about to plant them. So I decided to plant them in a big pot that was on top of a sewing machine table by the fence.
The pupsters have started eating flowers lately, so I don’t need any toxic emergencies!
I love the deep purple of the seed pods when they bloom, so I’ve been looking for seeds. And I’m happy I found some that I didn’t have to order online.
But now after the rain some of the branches are hanging over my patio onto the gazebo canvas roof.
The butterflies are drunk on whatever is in those flowers!
We residents are responsible for whatever happens on the patio. Which means dealing with those branches.
I’m afraid to climb up and try to trim the branches to get them off my soft gazebo roof. I don’t even have the equipment to do it with.
I have a yellow rose in a 5 gallon container to plant. But I have to find a 24 inch pot, according to the nursery, to plant it in.
It’s not supposed to get more than about 4 feet tall.
I’ve wanted a yellow rose forever. Thank goodness I kept it in my wagon under the gazebo, or it would have drowned by now.
My daughter is coming to pick me up after Andrew’s soccer practice so we can get out and about, so I need to get some things done before she gets here.
Have a great Saturday! Happy gardening!