Flower Watch

I have 7 flower container arrangements in my yard. During her recent visit, my mom and I went flower shopping (I chose the colours, she chose the flowers). My mom then spent hours arranging my new "babies" in their containers. She used her "lady fingers", and dug around in the soil to find just the right home for each bundle of potential. She examined, dead-headed, watered, moved around some of the bundles again the next day, fertilized, arranged their leaves, admired, watered again, worried about the wind, topped up the soil...and then she went home.

I have been left with some care instructions - watering, fertilizing (every 2-3 weeks, 2 1/2 tbsp of fertilizer with #8 on the water bucket...YES(with a pump of my fist)!) and dead-heading.

So I have decided to post pictures of my flowers here on my blog, so that you (and my mom) can make sure that I'm doing a good job.

{still searching for a sign off}



Anonymous said...
June 18, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.

Hi Emm, Great Blog. Love the flowers. i can't wait to see their progress over the summer. I know they will do much better than mine. Al is very jealous that you are so up with the technology.

Love you

Anonymous said...
June 18, 2007 at 9:15 p.m.

I hope your mom doesn't teach you everything you need to know about fertilizing and dead-heading, then take off to another province for ten days. That's what MY mom did, and one of my hanging baskets was dead by the time she got back - although I don't think she's noticed yet! And something for you to consider - I think it might have been my over-zealous dead-heading that did the damn thing in. Of course, YOUR mother probably warned you about this potential problem...

Enjoy the colours!


Anonymous said...
June 18, 2007 at 11:44 p.m.

Well, well, well. Aren't we fancy. Flowers I mean, not the Blog. Actually the blog is pretty cool too. I always wondered what these site were all about. When Cheryl (LOL) comes back to town maybe she could pot a few for me. Sorry I missed them this trip but hopefully next time. Gardening tip 101; if this rain doesn't stop, watering will not be necessary. As for "dead heading", well mom knows best!

Guess Who??

Anonymous said...
June 27, 2007 at 5:03 p.m.

Well there is one more thing that your poor babies need & your Mom didn't mention it.

After seeing the poor darlings pictures I have diagnosed the problem. LOS!!

i.e.Lack Of Sunshine


Anonymous said...
June 27, 2007 at 5:12 p.m.

By the way...if you "dead head"
live flowers wouldn't it make sense that you might "kill" the plant? That rule is for all Provinces.

Can you guess who?

Emms said...
June 27, 2007 at 6:52 p.m.

Does that include the two prairie provinces?

Anonymous said...
August 3, 2007 at 8:29 a.m.

Make that 3 prairie provinces & yes it does.


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