Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September Surprise!

Went to go mow the yard yesterday and found two random plants growing with the grass! I had pinched my coleous plant awhile ago and tossed the clippings into the yard... not thinking the small leaves would take root! I dug it up and planted in a small pot.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Last Blooms of the Season

Fall is here, temperature has dropped, but my succulent is loving the cooler air. Hubs got me this plant last year for my birthday because of the purple leaves that sprout up in the spring.
Soon it will be time to start putting away the shepard hooks and gardening hoses!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Reuse Marigolds Every Year

The great thing about marigolds is that you can save your seeds and replant in multiple places the next spring.

Year one- invest in your favorite colored marigolds. I planted only a couple starter plants and they have grown into huge  marigold bushes this year.

As the plant blooms watch for old dried out flower heads. You want to wait until the flower has dried out and turned towards the ground. That is how you know they are ready.

Pluck as many as you can and keep in a paper envelope in a cool dry place until next spring. It is important that you don't put them in an airtight location like a baggie, the seeds may mold and will ruin.

Next year, a couple of weeks before spring you can break the flower head open and see a ton of little seads. You can go ahead and start these in your home on the windowsill or you cant wait and plant right in your flowerbeds after last frost.

You should have amazing marigolds each year! Best of luck!