Friday, September 23, 2011

I wanna be a gardener

I love the brick flower box in my front yard but i also wanted to put some flowers around my ugly cement porch so I created a flower bed.
This might look easy but if you are a gardener you will know all the digging that is involved, then mixing the dirt, killing the weeds and tilling it all together but it is well worth it.

So all these flowers I'm showing you were planted on Labor Day Weekend and you will see the growth in just a couple weeks.
So I added this delphinium which grows best in organic dirt ( I have been doing my homework) and boy does it...check out the growth in just a couple weeks! 
I am so excited, this is a perennial so it will come back next year bigger and better. Look at how it sprouts out in just 3 weeks! it's so fun watching them grow!
close up, i love the color
And the upcoming blooms are great!

Another thing I am loving about this perennial is that the bloom lasts a couple weeks, the flowers in this picture are the same flowers 3 weeks later, of course they are not as fresh but its a longer bloom then any of the other flowers I have.

This one is another flower I'm excited about...its not growing as much as I wish it would and I'm thinking its because I used miracle grow dirt instead of organic...but some flowers grow better in different types of dirt and I thought these would do ok  in regular dirt. Maybe I should start using organic dirt, it's more expensive but you can see the difference.
And here are some phlox I planted next to the delphinium and it is in organic dirt as well...they look so healthy  
The pink ones are kinda in between blooms...but I swear all these flowers are doing great because of the organic dirt! 

 I can't wait to compare these pictures to next season!
Thanks for looking!  And here is a site with such good gardening inspiration: http://www.tootsietime.com/





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