Thursday, April 13, 2017

Score One for the Stubborn Cuss

Let me start this post by just telling you I'm stubborn.
I could give up but I just don't see the point.


For the past several years I've killed my tulips by submerging them in moisture-retentive soil designed to keep my summer plants happy.


There was no happy medium. 
What made the tulips happy, brought death and despair to the summer annuals. 


Being a stubborn cuss, I tried method after method to solve this problem, to no avail. The more I failed, the more irritated I became. Come hell or high water, I was going to solve this stupid problem and I'd do it cheaply. Ha!


So I scheduled a drought and stuffed my bulbs into wire baskets lined with burlap and filled with old soil. Logic dictates that a container full of holes should drain exceedingly well. Logic won and I have tulips. Score one for the Tamster!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sweet as Candy

I'm a sucker for a sweet surprise



The 'Candy Showers Red' trailing snapdragons I grew from seed have already started blooming! 

 and the pure joy of the unexpected.



It's a reminder that sometimes just letting go



to see what happens next 



Some of the plants I've grown from seed have been moved to the patio to enjoy the warm temps. I have others still under grow lights.

is more rewarding and authentic 



than anything you could have planned.