Moving on

I know, the last story wasn’t very interesting. I thought it was, but it turns out I was wrong. I apologize. At the risk of telling an even less interesting story, this is the short story of what I did in between work and tonight’s stormy book club.

This is a flower pot that sits on our front stoop and has been looking like this since the last of the snow receded.

Please note the sad alliums, discarded after I insisted they were the cause of a weird fly infiltration. I think they were wrongly convicted. Anyway, this is what I brought to show the flower pot what was in store for it.

Here come the zinnias! I weeded the old dirt and tossed some out just for fun and in went the new plants! I watered them like crazy, something I learned from Master Gardener Gwen, and here is the result.

Now, I realize it’s far from perfect (especially with all of that dirt on the concrete), but I think we can all agree that it’s a radical improvement. If you want real tips on gardening in southern Wisconsin, check out Gwen’s great blog.


4 Responses to “Moving on”

  1. 1 gwendolyngarden June 9, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Love it! Those Zinnias are great and so cheery! Don’t forget to cut them a lot so that they keep blooming. Great work!

    p.s. Thanks for the shout out!

  2. 2 kateandgracie June 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Thank YOU! Now, could you just give me and my less-than-novice self a little bit of guidance on the cutting. What, exactly, do I cut? Sorry for the dumb query, but I want to get it right.

  3. 3 Raoser June 9, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    The zinnias are gorgeous!!! Aw, sad alliums, but such happy zinnias! I can’t wait to visit there’ll be so many new fun things for me to see at Casa KAG, floors and toilets and closets and zinnias, oh my!!!

  4. 4 Mary Lloyd June 17, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Love them

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