I have my patio pots planted now. Of course I pushed myself to get it done in two days. I’m my own worst enemy when it comes to getting things done.
But…I have a pretty planted patio and I love to gaze at it.
Above are striped petunias.
A different shade of purple petunias.
Now I want to tell you a funny story about planting these three green plant pots. It’s funny now but it wasn’t so funny a few days ago.
I had a lot of those white packing pellets from when Bella Cor sent me those two big terrariums. So I filled the pots about halfway with those. And then I added potting soil and planted my plants in them.
A few hours later I went outside to look at my plants like the gardening fool that I am, and the dirt had caved in. The edges of the soil had pulled away from the sides of the pot. Frankly it looked like three cakes that had fallen flat during cooking.
It wasn’t just these three. I planted two fairly big pots with one tomato plant and one cucumber plant with the pellets as well. Same thing.
So I had to take the plants out and fill the containers with more dirt and plant them again. What a mess!
A close up of Jade’s leaves. Growing fast!
There’s my Charlie boy checking things out. I couldn’t find lemon verbena, one of my two favorite herbs. But I found pineapple sage.
Charlie ate much of the leaves as soon as I planted it. He often did the same last year. Seems to settle his tummy I guess.
I get so excited about planting my patio garden. Well, you all know that!