There are always two basic stages of gardening. Planting and blooming. Reaping and sowing if you will. Skip planting and you will have no blooms. Skip the blooming and what is the point of the planting? This series will take snapshots in time to show you what is being planted and what is in bloom at the Nest currently. There is always one from the former and ideally plenty from the latter as well. Many thanks to Longfield Gardens (bulbs), Burpee Seed (seed) and the Southern Living Plant collection (potted plants) for providing the planting material for this series. I typically use a combination of all three; bulbs, seeds and potted plants both indoors and out. I also use plenty of cuttings and divisions from my existing garden (free plants!). Join me on the journey. Let's learn together!
NOTE: Plant these big bulbs in groupings of 3,5 or even 1. Odd looks right!!
Since we just moved, my indoor plantings have really just started. The foliage on the trees however -- STUNNING. Right now, the only blooms are the mums out front and some 20 cent pansies I grabbed at Lowes when they were clearing them out. Those 20 cents make me unreasonably happy every time I see them in their Charle's Cookies tins with that little "star" dotting the "i". Sometimes it is the easiest, cheapest joys, isn't it?
PS -- I post on instagram whenever I am out and about and find fantastic deals like those pansies 90% off at Lowes. Follow along HERE on INSTAGRAM if you are interested in seeing the steals and grabbing some up for yourself!