On this “Good Friday I want to share my passion for home gardening. As long as I can remember, strolling through a nursery, checking out the flowers and shrubs puts a smile on my face. Apparently, I’m not the only one who gets a “big bang” out of meandering through the begonias, petunias, and foxglove. Last week, I over heard a man, who was inspecting tomatoes, exclaim to his wife, “This is going to be fun.”
Gardening gives my mind an opportunity to wander from subject to subject without much focus and sometimes I can be found humming a tune. I even enjoy adding the turkey mulch to amend my soil. There is something nice about submerging your planting shovel into soil that is soft and rich.
Finding new plant varieties is exciting and this year is no exception.
Just take a look at this new petunia. It’s a spreading variety and the bloom is double, which makes it look like a small Gardenia.
Summer cooking wouldn’t be complete without using fresh basil. This new Lettuce Basil is a fun change from the traditional variety.
Yes… this is a “Good Friday” because my 60 foot porch has hanging baskets and planters filled with… Yep… my all time favorite… Begonias. My side yard is complete with roses, marigolds, geraniums, petunias, Victoria Blue and the Lemonade Honeysuckle is in bloom.
Have a “good Friday” I will… for I’m on to the next project… the front flower beds. Hmmmmm…. just where to I want to plant those daisies.
P.S. Gardening, like home decorating, is a personal matter. My motto is, “Plant what you love… no matter what the neighbors think.”