Wanna See My Bloomers?
Other than reading and watching movies, I have only one real hobby, which I indulge in once, maybe twice a year.
I enjoy container gardening.
In other words, I purchase plants from the garden store and arrange them in a manner I find pleasing in a pot or planter.
To do this as inexpensively as possible, I often wait to buy the bulk of my flowers until late Spring or early Summer, when they’re drastically marked down. This is a bit of a gamble, as all the good plants might be gone by the time I go to purchase them. So I mixed things up this year and bought my West-facing, afternoon sun, front yard blooms, at the end of May. But put off buying the bulk of my flowers, those for my back deck that gets only morning sun, until last week.
Success! My strategy paid off: I was able to buy the second batch for as little as $6 a flat.
One problem: this resulted in my getting a large number of the same type of flowers, so my containers all ended up as variations on a theme. But since they’re all types of plants and flowers that I love, I really don’t mind.
In the spirit of Show ‘n Tell, I’ve included photos.
Don’t worry, when not posing for my camera, my planters aren’t grouped quite so closely together. Therefore, it is possible to walk across my deck without having to step over, around or trip over a container of flowers.
Now, I’m faced with a whole new problem: the weatherman just announced the temperature is going to be over 100 several days. This means I’ve got my watering cut out for me.
Can’t wait to see if my carefully fashioned pots will last out the week.
HOW ABOUT YOU, DO YOU ENJOY SOME TYPE OF GARDENING OR DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER HOBBY YOU’D LIKE TO TELL US ABOUT? A FREE COPY OF MY DEBUT NOVEL, MRS. GOODFELLER WILL BE RANDOMLY AWARDED TO ONE PERSON WHO LEAVES A COMMENT BELOW BEFORE THE NEXT WRITERSPACE BLOG IS POSTED.
Jaycie Cash blogs on a regular basis for Writerspace.com Her debut novel, MRS. GOODFELLER, is available through most major e-Book outlets, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She’d love for you to like her Facebook Author page.