9 Apr
2009

My First Gardening Purchases

I was getting pretty antsy about starting my garden so we went to Drake’s 7 Dees this weekend. I always prefer a local garden The center over the facelessness of Home Depot or Lowes Fever and today I wasn’t disappointed! There are real people walking around, ready to answer questions and help.

I brought my BHG garden plans with me, so I showed a Drake’s employee. She was quite excited and after a few minutes there was a small crowd gathered around to help! Apparently one was the “orderer” so he had all the dates the various plants would come in. They thought it was a little early for my Mailbox Garden and suggested I start with the planter wholesale MLB jerseys box Easy-Care Cottage Garden and wait to tackle the Mailbox Garden in late April or early May.

The Osteospermum caught my eye right away – there was a ton of variety and they all looked pretty healthy (not that I’d know how to spot an unhealthy plant). There were some interesting textured ones wholesale NFL jerseys with twirled up petals, but I settled on the classic shape in a light purple shade and orange. I was researching color combinations when I got home Bird and found this awesome wholesale NBA jerseys photo from the Garden Wise Guy – Mexican Evening Primrose and dark purple Osteospermums. Oh when well, I already committed to my Osteospermums and Nasturtiums!

My total purchase was three 4-inch Osteospermum plants, a packet of red Thi?u and orange Nasturtium seeds and a packet of Morning Glory seeds (that I may use in the side yard).

The Osteospermums are already in the ground! When we got home I tilled up the cheap NBA jerseys flowerbed and added some leftover soil from last year’s veggie garden. They look really tiny all alone in that big planter box. I hope they fill out. And it’s still too cold to start the Nasturtium seeds, so I think I’ll wait until after vacation. The only other things in that flower bed are tulips – I hope they don’t bloom while I’m in Mexico.

In all, a good cheap mlb jerseys start.

So, what do you think?