Sunday, June 29, 2008

Still Blooming Like Crazy

This is my third season of gardening. For the first one, I planted six perennials flowers in my sad, empty garage bed in July before some friends came over. Last year I added perennials and cosmos I found on sale at a local nursery, some flowers I ordered online, and some I direct-sowed. This year I added more plants bought on sale locally and some winter-sown flowers. The garden is really taking off and I couldn't be happier.

This week I found even more winter-sown poppy blooms, two kinds of daisies began blooming and the Rudbeckia I planted this spring is beginning to bloom.

If you're just starting out, gardening may seem like a monumental task, but as my garden shows you can just do a little at a time, on a budget, and still have a great garden. It may take a little time, but that just makes it even more worthwhile.

Gardeners, plant and nature lovers can join Green Thumb Sunday every Sunday, visit As the Garden Grows for more information.


  1. What beautiful flowers!

    I played too :)

  2. Great gardeners know how to be patient. I have been working on my gardens for 19 years and still there are things I want to rip out or rearrange.

  3. This is wonderful advice on gardening. I have learned that with everything, even gardening, patience is definitely a virtue. Many people sometimes see a beautiful garden and are unaware of the work involved. Thank you for sharing.


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