This summer was SO hot, and I live in the midwest drought area. The garden ended up not doing so well. Many in the area had curtailed gardening.
My zinnias grew very well. And my Knockout rose is thriving. Generally, I had too plants. Hopefully, I will remember this when I plant my garden next year. Simple could be better!
Yesterday, while I was in Costco, I saw a woman comparing rose bushes. I could see that look of love on her face. Yes, I know that feeling, to see a plant and want to admire the beauty an a long term basis. I know it is a little crazy. But I embrace my crazy (and there certainly is enough of it!)
Anyhoo, I purchased a fabulous deep pink Knockout Rose. The name of the flower makes me smile. It was 13.99 at Costco. It would have been 17.00 at least from Lowe’s or from a nursery. I took a picture, and will try to share later.
Then I went to Lowe’s. I bought some Miracle Grow potting soil. I’m not sure how much the enhancements in it impact the environment. Hmmm…I also bought some Jiffy pots and some seed starter soil. And I bought an irresistible coleus, which looks perfect in front of my house. Total purchases from Lowe’s: $42.23
The seedlings are doing well. I have started some scarlet colored zinnia, shasta daisies, snapdragons, coleus, and some Chinese lanterns. Hopefully, the snapdragons and zinnias will attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The daisies and Chinese lanterns are a throw back to my childhood. Coleus is for my shade garden.
I’m pinching seedlings, potting, watering, putting the seedlings in the most optimal light. Oh, it does my soul good!
First, I’m trying to be aware of the resources I use. These include:water, fertilizer, containers,...Then I am also going to remain aware of how much money I spend.
I would love to get tips from others in their attempts to have a beautiful, earth friendly garden.