A Patch of Color (Hopefully)

Day 13

We were out the other day because one of us needed a prescription refill. (Hey, that’s the major reasor we go out these days.) Anyway, as we were walking around Wal-Mart a flash of color hit our eyes. We were walking by the flower seeds display.

I am the first to admit that my thumb is about as green as a robin’s red breast, but I still like seeing splashes of color in our yard during the summer. We already had some packets of seeds at home, but a few more would not hurt. Anyhow, we wound up buying a few more packets.

My garden planning is not very scientific. I put seeds in the ground and keep my fingers crossed that they will take off and grow. I will say that for 30 years this process has worked for me.

I do like to make sure that I plant the taller growing flowers in the back and gradually reduce the height as I get to the front. Because of my expert gardening skills I am always amazed by which flowers put in an appearance. Even with this haphazard growing system, I always end up with a colorful patch in my front yard.

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19 responses to “A Patch of Color (Hopefully)

  1. jumpofffindwings

    I laugh out loud when I read, “My garden planning is not very scientific. I put seeds in the ground and keep my fingers crossed that they will take off and grow. I will say that for 30 years this process has worked for me.” That’s pretty much how I do it, too. Always amazes that all that information about how clueless we are is already built into the seeds, huh? May a riot of color soon be yours!

  2. I have the same “green” thumb. When I plant anything, it’s usually a perennial. I should try your method. Can’t argue with 30 years!

  3. That is a nice way 🙂 I feel a too well planned garden does not look very natural.

  4. I don’t know why it did not come as a link.

  5. Lainie Levin

    Your garden planning is still better than mine! I usually go with the “get some perennials in the ground, keep your fingers crossed and hope they know how to survive on their own” school of thought. I hope there will be a photo post about your garden later this season!

  6. SEEDS are the best! I am so excited for you and I love that you are so spontaneous with your planting (although I know you said you do attempt height). I chortled heartily when you said, “my thumb is about as green as a robin’s red breast.” I can’t wait to get seeds in the ground and I feel connected to you with this slice.

  7. Ooooh! That looks like a right colorful bunch. I have a green thumb for plants, but not for flowers. Looking forward to seeing to your posts as they bloom.

  8. I haven’t tried seeds in so many years. I tend to do better if I just buy the perennial and put it in the ground. But I love all of the flowers you bought and have a space in my backyard where I hastily transplanted the iris and daylilies I’d brought from my South Dakota garden (some of which were transplants from my grandfather’s garden in Georgia!) that could use something more. Maybe I will buy some seed packets and try your method!

    • I tend to be a cheapskate and buy the seeds when they are on sale for 98 cents. This way if they don’t grow I can blame them because they were so cheap.

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