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Do you have a green thumb?

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 in Favorite Finds, Happy Home, Wallet Wise

After reading, watching and asking others with green thumbs how they do it, I decided to take a leap into planting over Memorial Day weekend. Being that my soil hasn’t been tested and there isn’t anything that seems to like to grow on the property I figured I would start out with container gardening. If you are living in the north east then it is still spring and you have time to plant both perennials and annuals.

I made a few visits to Lowes, Walmart, Home Depot and garden centers, but left with nothing. I was always unsure of what would work and not be a waste of $$$. I was also concerned for  what I could care for and the quality of the plants. I had always heard that diseased plants come from chain stores and the only guarantee in buying plants was to buy them from a grower and have them plant them for you. 

All my plants camp from Home Depot & 99% of my plants have survived the past 2 weeks, 1.5 fatalities and that was because I didn’t read that it needed full sunlight which I don’t have and the tomato plants in the topsy turvy are TBD. In addition to sunlight, a watering schedule, pots/ planters and deer are the other concerns I needed to understand before buying anything. 

Here are some sources I consulted and here is what I ended up with…I’ll keep you posted on how they survive the summer.my-flowersmy-herbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: 

Martha Stewart Show w/ Jerry Fritz of Linden Gardens Topic: Deer Resistant Gardens where Jerry coins the key to planting planters…always be symetrical and have a Thriller plant (Attention Grabber) a Filler (bulk) and a Spiller (flows over the sides), LOVE IT.

Garden Anywhere by Alys Fowler

Earth Easy: Raised garden beds, for those of you with property a friend of mine is composting and everything with the raised beds…Very Obama!

Upsidedown Tomatoes: Topsy Turvy, As seen on T.V.

White Flower Farm - Highly Recommended

 

http://www.northcreeknurseries.com/- Highly Recommended

 

Fun Pots/ Planters

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