All through our years (37 ) of marriage – we have planted flowers and landscaping. In our home today – we await Spring with a eye to the beauty of FLOWER’S !
Our first step every early Spring is preparing our two Tower Gardens for the growing season – April thru end of October. We also have one inside the garage with grow lights so we are eating fresh produce – November thru end of March – making our fresh produce growing year around.
Yesterday – we went to Home Depot – to select different flowers and then potted them and placed in the patio. EXTRA BENEFIT unknown to us at check out – the man said – sign up for credit card today and receive $70.00 off your purchase – DEAL ! We payed $20.00 – rest was a credit and as soon as we got home – paid the credit card off !
The flower boxes will be much bigger as the season progress’s. We try a different theme every year – Sherry picks the theme – my duty is ” It is not for me to question why – but for me to do or die ” !!
In a marriage – good motto to live by !
85 % of our plants that are in the beds – come back each year – so mostly – only a few do we purchase to plant in them – geraniums – we pull every year and put them in a bucket and hang from the ceiling – cleaning them up in the Spring and replant them – saving 90 % of them !
This year we tried one more thing – Potato’s – we planted eight – five among our strawberry patch ( every year we pulled them in the Fall from the Tower Garden – and stuck them in the ground on the side of the house – 12 to 15 quarts last year ) and three more in a portable container – this is a first for me – not sure what to expect but they already are 16 inches high !
The beds in the front have a combination of colors Spring – Summer and Fall . Reds – pinks – yellows -purples – whites and many off shades. I also have planted Crepe Myrtles ( 3 of them ) that bloom late May and continue until late Fall – a deep ruby red !
All in all – Spring plantings are my favorite time of year -one that continues until the harsh cold of Fall and Winter.
Living life to the plus includes for me sights of Spring – Summer and Fall. I do not like the cold – ice and snow !
Eating healthy from our Tower Gardens ( even edible flowers) and enjoying nature in bloom – bringing a calm – for me lower blood pressure !
I hope you liked my little tour – and remember –
PAPA’S WORLD – HOME IS WHERE THE FLOWER’S ARE
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