Gardening Phase 1

I’m back folks!! Life has been really chaotic since my grandfather passed. Trying to take care of the lose ends and legal bits, as well as getting grandma settled in her new living situation. Amoung all the sadness and stress, I do have some amazingly good news. I got engaged to my wonderful boyfriend! We are very excited and very happy to be planning a wedding! But until wedding crafts begins, we shall have lots of fun planning out the gardens at our home.

The weather is finally starting to act like spring in my area which means I can finally begin all my gardening work. Its still a bit too cold to start my vegetable garden but it is warm enough for flowers!

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I decided to start with my smallest garden. Well miniature planter pot is a better description. My soon to be Mother-in-law got me this cute little planter with Petunia seeds for Easter. It was a complete kit that included a planter pot, dirt disk, and seed packet. All that needed to be done was wet the dirt disk, fluff the dirt, and plant the seeds.

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My next project required a little assistance from my fiance. I had won/acquired 2 centerpieces from a baby shower. There are planter shelves along the outside of our home from previous occupants. These shelves are designed for starter plants that aren’t quite ready to go in the ground yet, so we retro fitted one of these shelves to hold something a little larger than a starter pot. I am still undecided if I want to keep all the decorations in these planters or to relocate them to the front garden. I’m just glad that the flowers are outside and doing a lot better than when I originally took this picture.

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The front yard area is pretty bare so I started sprucing it up a bit with these red bricks to enclose some garden space along the front of the house. Its not much right now but once the plants start growing it’ll looks awesome! Inside the garden area I added these:

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Otherwise known as Loyalist Hostas. My grandfather had a bunch of these in his front yard until he had his driveway re-paved. I’m hoping these will sprout up and do well in this garden.

On either side of the garden space I planted these neat looking flower bulbs.

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Hopfully these will grow well. It has been raining a lot so the area I ended up planting them was heavily flooded the next day.

Thats all I have done for now. My fiance and I are working on our plans to build a vegetable garden box. We have a lot of feral/domesticated cats, squirrels, and skunks that run rampant around our house so we have to have a raised garden bed with a netted top. Otherwise there will constantly be critters in the garden

Any tips or suggestions? feel free to leave a comment or contact me!

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