Sunday, May 30, 2010

Two thoughts today...

#1    As I drive around, I really enjoy looking around at what other people do with there front entryways. Mostly in the way of pots. Pots fascinate me. You can have such fun with them. First of all, and best of all, they are not permanent, so you can experiment with different colors, textures, and plants you have never tried before. Second, they can be used practically as well. For those of you who live in apartments, you can have a pot garden, as I once did, growing anything ranging from herbs, onions, peas, tomatoes, even potatoes! What I don't understand is why so many always tend toward the same exact plants in the same exact pots. There is nothing wrong with it, nothing at all, but so much fun is missed! Try a spike instead of a fountain grass. Try a perennial grass instead of an annual, which in doing allows you to add a pretty perennial to the garden at the end of the season. Use an evergreen for a formal feel, or giant blooming geraniums or hibiscus for a fun colorful splash! Don't be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to your pots! Experiment! Learn! And have fun with them!

#2      I am so thankful that I have parents with an enormous garden filled with beautiful plants that I can take starts from. They don't have to be big, fluffy, full grown plants...just one little start will do. I read about gardeners of old who were constantly exchanging plant starts with one another, forming little clubs that meet and exchange every so often. What has happened to that? and wouldn't that be fun?

Well, those were just a couple thoughts I wanted to share on this Memorial Day weekend! I hope you all are enjoying the fantastic weather out in your gardens! As for me, I have some starts to go plant!

(Mountain Blue & Comfrey, two of the many starts that I am planting!)

P.S. We have decided to keep the store open tomorrow (Memorial Day) from 10am-5pm. Come see us!

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