Here's a quick update on how the new flower beds we built this spring are doing.
In the bed by the picnic table, I planted purple hyacinth bean, snake gourd, ornamental gourd mix, nasturtium and zinnia. While the gourds are doing well, I have only a few purple hyacinth bean plants, no nasturtiums and a couple of zinnia. I put some straw in the bed to help hold moisture. I think it could use a little more.
In the bed by the berm, I planted alyssum, snapdragon, sweet pea, sweet william, zinnia and a cut flower bouquet seed packet I got free from our phone company. At this point, all I see are zinnia which are nice, but what happened to all the other seeds? Hmmm.