The dianthus & salvia are in full bloom now. After last autumn’s heavy rains that turned this planting bed into a mud pit, I didn’t know what to expect this spring. But obviously the combo of rain + mild winter temperatures made for healthy plants with particularly intense colors.
Funny how things can work out for the best in a garden.
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We planted this false blue indigo last summer but it didn’t thrive. In the fall I was ready to pull it out because I thought that it was dead. That’s how pathetic it looked. But Zen-Den, who has much more patience with gardening than I do, said “let it be.” He was right because look how vibrant this plant is now, and it’s not even in full bloom yet.
I just love being wrong about things like this.
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I adore zinnias but have never had much success growing them from seed. In fact a few years ago in a fit of frustration I said that I’d never try to grow them again. But then I saw these starts at a garden center for a whooping $1.29 each, and I figured at that bargain price I had little to lose by trying once again to grow zinnias.
Wish me luck. It could happen, right?