Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Picked Up Some Plants

I finally made it to a green house to buy some tomatoes, peppers and flowers.
It's been an odd spring temperature wise.  We actually had a frost warning for this morning.  But, no frost came.  Luckily, we got a little rain Sunday and not the severe weather that some areas had.  My whole garden is happier since it got a little moisture.
This is less than I usually buy each spring.  I won't be planting as many containers with our watering restrictions.  Hopefully, they'll get planted this weekend.  Love having a little plant stash by the back door.  It's exciting to think of the flowers and veggies to come!


  1. The weather yo-yo is driving me crazy!

  2. Have fun planting. I think that's the best time of the year.

  3. I can feel your excitement, nothing like a stash of pretties waiting to be planted! Have fun playing in the dirt, one of my most favorite things to do!

  4. Have fun planting. A very good part of gardening.

  5. If it ever warms up and I can get some time off from work I will start planting flowers and vegetables.

  6. I'm glad you have a plant stash, but I can understand why you will have fewer container plants this year. We also had cold weather this morning. I'm ready for Spring to return.

  7. GonSS, Yeah, I bought my bedding plants this last week. They are already going on sale which meaning that the time is coming to an end to get them. Usually by June the last of the plants are on sale with no more coming from the growers. Seriously we had a 36 degree night with another 36 degree night forecast for tonight. Today was 55 with a chilly wind blowing. What's up with this cold weather this year. I just know that one day it will be in the 90s or over 100 and never cool down again until the fall.

    I really wish I could send you some water for your plants. My rain collection water tank and additional barrels are full to the max. I have about 500 gallons of water stored up for summer watering. My goal is to catch enough water to never have to use the city water. I just might come close to that goal this year.

    Have a great flower planting day.

  8. Yes, it has been a 'strange' spring... We are cold here today---not freezing cold but cold enough for me to wear a sweatshirt... (I keep putting it away and getting it back out... ha)

    Looks like you got some great new plants... With your drought, I don't blame you for not planting as much.


  9. You have been busy haven't you? It's always nice for mind and soul to buy new plants I think. Regarding your lack of rain over there, and your tubs. We have something over here called 'swell gel'. It's a large granule that you mix with the soil, and it stores water when it gets wet, so that the soil doesn't dry out so quickly. Very useful in hanging baskets. Have a great weekend.

    1. I like the swell gel name. We have that here too just not named as clever. They're water crystals or something like that.

  10. It's always so exciting to head to a great place to buy plants. I need to get a couple myself. Lost my Mexican Heather is winter and nearly lost my Guara flower. I may buy another just because this one looks so sad! I just love this time of year.

  11. I have been having a hard with my computer, pop up. Took it to the computer place, did no good. They put 3 new helpers on and I have to run them every day. It is better. Don't you just love to get out and add something new. I can not add a new bed now will have to let Carrel forget my promise. The only way I could convince him to build the last two was to promise it would be the last.


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