SPRING--I wish it would get here, already! I want to try growing my own flowers from seed this year instead of spending way too much money at our local nurseries. I have been saving all kinds of containers to use to start seedlings, but I think I have to wait until at least March 1 to actually plant the seeds since I can't put the flowers outside until May 15 (at the earliest.)
I thought about purchasing the seeds online, but that doesn't support my local economy, so I have been going to the hardware and plant stores to see if they have what I want. I already decided that if they don't have what I want, I will just have to change what I want!
My favorites are good old stand-bys--petunias, snapdragons, and geraniums. I know they aren't outrageous, but they are beautiful when in full bloom. AND, they bloom all summer!
| I usually have several pots with this similar arrangement around my home.|
Photo courtesy of apartmentsetc.com
|I love snapdragons! You have to be careful, though. Snapdragons come in trailing, short, medium, and tall. I accidentally ended up with three foot tall snapdragons in one of my pots last year...OOPS! |
Photo courtesy of syngentaflowers.com
BOOGER--Booger had his annual shots today. He was not impressed. I don't remember him ever being such a weenie at the vet before! He whined and whimpered and tried to get away. Then he left them a really fresh stool sample...I don't think they needed it to be quite THAT fresh...Now he is grumpy and pouting. It must be terrible to be a dog!
Have a great day, and take care of you!