Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Sorry, I've been away for a few days celebrating my daughter's college graduation last Thursday, and supporting my youngest daughter's back to back performances/shows with the Atlanta Music Project and participating at the Band Jamboree (shout out to The Marching Bulldogs).  

These events have been exciting proud moments for a mother, but these events and many of the other end of the year school events will/ have me a bit drained, so forgive me if I don't post on the regular in the next few weeks. 

Meanwhile........the hydrangeas are blooming!

Keep Growing, y'all 😊

---Shelly

Thursday, May 2, 2019

A Walk and an Idea

Went on a walk with my daughter, Kennedy on Tuesday and these two rocks caught my eye. I hope to paint them and use them as garden markers.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Oh Yeah, Come Through

Some of the sunflowers have sprouted. Last year,  I planted two sunflower plants and they brought so much beauty to the front yard. I usually plant the tall varieties and sometimes multicolored ones, and they are usually grown in the backyard,but I thought, why not bring a splash of color to the front. 

The azaleas and the tulips in my front yard have really been beautiful, now I need my hydrangeas to come through with the color, and eventually the sunflowers, too.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

My Blueberry Plants

The top picture is the first blueberry plant growing in a full sun location and I can tell that it's growing exceptionally well. It has a little reddish tint to the leaves, as well.


This plant  is growing in an area of the yard that gets partial sunlight. The leaves are very vibrant green and the plant has definitely grown a lot. 

Wonder how differently these plants will grow being placed in different sunlight conditions. 

Which plant will grow better the top one or the bottom one?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

Quote of the Week

A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.


                                       --May Sarton

Friday, April 19, 2019

Time to Fertilize

Today has been a very rainy and storm filled, Good Friday. Woke up last night at midnight and the power was out in my neighborhood. Apparently half of the power in the city I live in was out. Several downed trees took out powerlines in my area. Power was finally restored around 9:30 a.m..

For me, as a gardener, Good Friday is the time I usually transplant my tomatoes outside---not this year, though, weather was really bad earlier in the day, and off and on showers throughout the day, and not to mention tomorrow we're suppose to have a big cold front come through.  So, instead of putting my tomatoes and tomatillos(I'm growing these for the first time)at risk of extreme weather conditions right off the bat, I decided when I saw another break in the clouds that I would fertilize my brussels sprouts. 

So, when that break came, I rushed to put on my shoes and hurriedly gathered the watering can and the fertilizer. I collected the rain water that filled my gardening cart into my watering can, making sure I filled the can more than halfway and adding at least two capfuls to the watering can, and then I made sure the Brussels sprouts got a good soaking with the fertilizer. The brussels sprouts haven't been fertilized at all since being planted, so this is much needed. I really can't wait to see how much they'll grow in the next few weeks. 

So, there you have it, my Good Friday gardening story for the day. What is yours? 

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