Let it Grow, Let it Grow, Let it Grow!

This time of year is so nice, when its warming up and we can start spending more time outside.  I've always wanted to have my own flower garden, and now that I finally have a place of my own I can actually work on planning one.  My dream is to have lots of big, gorgeous flower beds eventually, but that takes time and money so I'm starting small.

Flower Starts #1

A couple of weeks ago we went to the nursery/greenhouse on the edge of town and picked up some perennials, not much just a few, but enough to get me started.  Then last week we bought some seeds at Walmart along with a couple great little "greenhouse" flower/plant starter.  I love using these things out here because its still snowing through April, so we can start our gardens inside and then move them out in May or June when the weather finally stays warmer.  Of course thats a bit of a shock to their system as they go from inside temps to broiling outside in the summer.

Flower Starts #2

So this year in addition to our vegi garden, I finally decided to get some flowers going.  I am clueless when it comes to growing and raising flowers but I've always wanted to learn because I love flower gardens!  My Aunt Charlotte's is amazing if you  know who I'm talking about and have been to see it!  Maybe one day I'll have one that gorgeous.  In the mean time I have a lot of reading & research to do.  

Let it Grown #2

At the greenhouse, I picked up:
  • Snapdragons - a Rocket Mix and a Red Bicolour
  • Apple Blossom New Guinea Impatiens
  • Pansies in Matrix Amethyst Mix
  • Hydrangea
  • and a couple starts of Baby Tears
The Baby's Tears are quite small right now but they grow into this gorgeous green bushing ball, full of teeny tiny little green leaves.  Here is one I saw at the nursery that the lady told me has been growing for 3 years.  I hope I can grow mine this big!

Let it Grown #1

The seeds I bought at Walmart and planted in my little minature greenhouse containers today all look gorgeous, so hopefully I can manage to get a few of them to grow.  I've never heard of half of these lol, but they looked beautiful  They are:
  • Alyssum
  • Forget-Me-Not
  • Impatiens (white ones)
  • Convolvulus
  • Sweat Pea
  • Canterbury Bells
  • Larkspur
And to satisfy my need for lots of herb flavors I also planted some Cilantro (my favorite!) and Rosemary.  So!  I have lots of growing ahead of me, not to mention the vegi garden my hubby was tilling up for us today.  Can't wait to get growing!

4 Responses to "Let it Grow, Let it Grow, Let it Grow!"

Deborah Taylor responded on April 22, 2011 at 8:27 PM #

Michelle, I saw you are "following" my blog so thought I would say Hi! We don't know you but we really loved having your sister and husband in our area. Good luck with your garden - I love it too, and find that it makes me feel cheerful to be out digging around making a mess! Doing this blogging thing is kind of fun - kind of like a photo diary of your daily life.

Michelle responded on April 22, 2011 at 8:39 PM #

Hi back at ya! Yeah I haven't met you all but know Haley from when I lived in Cinci!! Love your blog too so figured I'd follow it! Thanks for the comment! I'm sure you've heard but my sis and her hubby are moving back soon!

Heather responded on April 25, 2011 at 7:16 AM #

I love your blog design!! And good luck with your plants, they're looking great! I changed my blog address to www.lifeandlandy.blogspot.com in case you were wondering why it'd disappeared!

Michelle responded on April 25, 2011 at 12:08 PM #

Thanks Heather!!! And I'll get that link fixed! Love your blog too :D