Friday, June 26, 2009

My Hanging Baskets

I did not make them myself. Instead of planting seeds and transplanting them to baskets once bigger, I opted to save myself some times and effort and frustration (because I do not have the talent/greenthumb) by getting several pretty ones either from WalMart or a nearby greenhouse. The big flowery baskets are the ones I got from the greenhouse.

Fuschia (both the white and the purple) is my favorite. Then the orange begonia. The others are okay, but they do offer contrast in colors. Pretty to look at while sitting at the swing set on the porch. Combined with listening to the sound of water dropping from the fountain, it is so Zen-like at this time of the year.

My Gardening Summer Project for 2009

I had two containers (medium size) that I placed on the porch (they had identical plants).

I had two window boxes that had different plants in it.

My MIL gave me her extra annuals to plant in my annual garden bed. Before I planted them, I had to re-condition the dirt by rototilling, adding compost, and fertilizing it.

Gardening can be a lot of work, but it definitely has its rewards.