Yesterday I took care of more garden chores; planted seeds.
I fertilized several of the plants. And I planted the moon vine seeds that I nicked and soaked overnight.
All of the morning glory seeds have been planted and are growing rapidly.
A company I must have ordered plants or seeds from sent along a free packet of seeds for a bee garden.
So I planted those seeds between two pots, having no idea what will come up or how many I’ll need to move once I begin thinning them.
Of course that is if they germinate. I’ve never planted these seeds before.
I’ll worry about that later. Some things in a garden you just have to pin hope on and move on forward.
I think I’m now officially out of pots to plant in.
I’ve ordered a couple of trellises to hold the vines from all the seeds I’ve planted.
They should get here in the next couple of days.
In one area the vines will need to hop an inch or so from the green pots to the trellises. But I’ve never known vines to lack coping skills.
The Herbs I’ve Planted:
I talked to neighbors yesterday. Ron wanted to know what herbs I had.
I told him they were certainly free to snip any herbs they might want. Then I went around the yard pointing each of them out to him.
I’ve planted quite a few herbs. The ones I can think of off hand are rosemary, mints, Orange Fizz scented geranium, pineapple sage, salvia, and lemon verbena.
As well as thyme, Italian oregano, Genovese basil, lemon balm, sorrel, Vick’s plant, and chives. There may be something I’m forgetting.
Plants I Ordered In April:
The two Berry Taffy bee balm plants are doing well in the ground and have been blooming. At the bottom you can see them putting out new leaves and spreading.
The two Purple Illusion Spike speedwell plants are doing well also. As of now they’re both in containers.
I read that they will probably be about 18 inches in width, and they’re already close to that in height. So I’ll probably be moving them into the ground.
The two Lily Of The Valley plants I ordered haven’t really grown. The description said that they thrive in the shade, but I haven’t seen any new growth since I planted them.
Serendipity Allium is growing in the container it is in.
And the tickseed is about to get too big for the galvanized container I have it in one side of.
I’m considering moving the Vick’s plant but I’m not sure where I should move it yet.
I read that its fragrance can clear up sinuses and ease congestion in respiratory tracts. It is in Vick’s VapoRub.
Its menthol odor is supposed to also repel mosquitoes. And it also attracts plenty of bees and butterflies
I currently have it located over by the tickseed in a container.
Most of these plants are sharing a container, so I’ve probably got a lot of relocating to do. I’ll worry about that as they grow through the summer.
I truly did not think the herbs and perennial plants I ordered online were going to make it at first. But now they seem to be doing well.
Above is the galvanized container where I planted the zinnia seeds.
I really hated losing the medium-sized rosemary in a pot that I moved here. But it didn’t make it through the winter of 2022.
I loved that plant. Loved brushing against it and having the sharp scent released.
The mystery plant whose leaves got eaten up by rabbits last year was moved a few months ago over by the bee balm.
It is growing rapidly and so far it isn’t being chomped on yet. If I had to guess, I’d say the mystery plant is a Black-eyed Susan.
I don’t know if you wax poetic about your garden plants quite like I do. My plants feel like friends that I nurture and coax along.
But I think if you love them and do your best by them, they will give you all that they can.