We had a terrible windy night last night but nothing like what Missouri had. Just some cleanup to do in the yard today to get a lot of limbs and branches picked up. The weather has been all of the talk so far this year and so devastating in so many areas this Spring. Here the rain keeps coming and I would have gotten my little garden plot dug up if we would have had just one more day of dry weather.
I did get tomato plants planted in some containers and some cucumber seeds planted which I plant in containers and let them grow up vertically.
Flower containers were filled with only a few more to get done so the weekend was not a total lose.
Blue Lobelia and Light Purple Osteospermum
A couple of other clematis vines are starting to form buds on them.
Rose ‘Morden Blush’ is a little wet and droopy this morning but lovely.
and the Sweet William growing behind it is starting to bloom.
Some new perennial plants that were planted this weekend were..
I also got the garden beds fertilized with a natural organic fertilizer from “John & Bob’s Grow Green” that I am testing. I am anxious to see how it will work in the rose garden and other flower beds. I also added some to the containers.
Using environmentally safe fertilizers is the way I would like to garden here. Already this year Lake St. Mary’s here in Ohio has the poisonous Blue algae showing up in it from fertilizer and rain runoff and is closed and will have to be treated so it is time for some of our farmers to think about other alternatives when fertilizing their fields.
Finally, I like to buy from the local nurseries here to help them out but lets face it they do not always have what we are looking for so I do go online to get what I need.
After waiting on a large grower, we all know, to send me some plants which never came I canceled my order to them and went looking online for another supplier and found this nursery which had some great annuals and perennials. They had what I was looking for so I thought to give them a try.
When my order came in just three days I was pleased, but even more wonderful was the size of the plants for the prices which I had paid for them. They were having a big sale which always helps. LOL! And what we gardeners always appreciate is the way they are packed and mailed out to us. They had these plants wrapped and packaged to the nines.
Also to my surprise they even included a free perennial and plant tags to go with the order. They went beyond the expectations of this gardener.
I do not usually recommend Nurseries or Plant Growers but I am making the exception today and recommend …
New Garden Plants for you to take a look at for your perennials or maybe you still need a few annuals yet.
No, they are not paying me to advertise them, I am just that pleased with the order I received from them and wanted to pass it on to my gardening friends.