So, I just bought a BBQ and had to move everything around. The tomatoes are finally starting to grow and I'm hoping for 6-8 weeks of sun so they can continue to grow. Still have problems with lobelias and had to get rid of my purple petunia - I think the root system grew to large for the container. I had continued difficulty with the lettuce after one month but I think I just needed new ones.
|August 2011 - updated photo album|
On my June 11, 2011 post I gave you an update on the progress of my patio garden. There have already been a couple of failures but for the most part, I'm happy with what I have. I bought a euphoria plant and it smells so lovely - just like honey.
I've never had so much colour in my garden - usually, I stick to different tones of greens and yellows - but I can certainly get used to this.
|Gardening 2011 - updated photo album|
So I started gardening at the beginning of the month. I attempted to make my own planters. For the most part, it was easy enough to do. Check the original post for pics.
It's certainly challenging to garden in a new space when you're so used to a certain lay out. I've done what I can for now. I will probably need to get rid of the lanterns as they just seem out of place. A nice heather bush or multicoloured arrangement would work much better down there.
I will continue to post updates about my garden now and again. In the mean time, please take a look at the album to keep track of the progress of my patio garden.
I love gardening. I often take solitary field trips to gardens small and large and spend hours discovering and exploring. It's very overwhelming experience - the colours, the scents, the tactile sensations get processed through my brain to create a kaleidoscope of reactions.
When I bought my first apartment, I had a humongous patio. It would have been an utter shame to let it go to waste. During my first year, I feverishly educated myself by reading blogs, attending free seminars at the local nursery and experimented with different combination of plants and seeds. Even if the plants didn't grow or I committed a huge blunder I won't say that anything I did was a failure. It was all a learning experience.
Now in my third year of gardening, I have a new space, new exposure and new challenges. I can't wait to tackle them and share them with you.
If you have any suggestions or advise, I would love to hear from you. Thanks for sharing!
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