Saturday, April 21, 2012

Flower Planting

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I love flowers. Wildflowers, sunflowers, all flowers.

So this year I wanted to grow my own flowers, which meant I had a lot of work to do.

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Our backyard is pretty big. So we decided the corners would make good flowerbeds. That way the boys would still have plenty of room to play and I wouldn't have to worry about them killing the flowers.

See all that grass in the corner. That's the area I had to clean out for the first flower bed. Let me tell you, that was not an easy job!

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But I did it!

I cleaned it out and prepped the dirt for the flower seeds. I have sunflowers, and wildflowers. The sunflowers are different colors. The traditional yellow and a hybrid maroon color. Someone told me they have sunflowers that smell like chocolate! Flowers that smell like chocolate! I need to find me some of those!

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I can't wait for the flowers to come up. The packet says within 7-10 days the seeds should sprout and within 55-65 days they should bloom! The sunflowers should get 5-6 feet in height! From those little bitty seeds they can grow taller than me!

I'm so excited!
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Next weekend I'll do the other corner along the back fence. I haven't decided if I'm going to do more than that.

Fonzy is planning a fruit and vegetable garden for next year. We are becoming little farmers in the middle of suburbia. I like it!
flower bed

3 comments:

SnuggleBunnie said...

Look at you going at it. That is pretty amazing you can plant. I can't plant a thing. i better get on ball before i get my new home lol. I can't wait to see your pretty flowers bloom. wow you a lot of backyard space. love it.

Truly Myrtle said...

Look at you go! fantastic! Our garden is a little neglected so far this year....I want it to warm up a little more....and stop raining!

Pretty Mades said...

We got all our stuff out yesterday to dig over our front garden to turn it into a veg patch and it immediately started raining. Such is Britain!