My Green(ish) Thumb


Every Spring for the past 5 years, I attempt to have flowers in front of my house in the planters that sit by my door. The first few years, I bought flowers and potted them, but the past couple, I have actually used seeds.  I can usually get something to grow but it always looks a like a bit of a crazy garden.

This year I have chosen to plant Violas and Dianthus from seeds.

Seeds for the 2011 Souzapalooza Garden

Both are supposed to grow in partial shade and to a height between 6-8 inches according to the descriptions on the back of the packet.

So Sunday afternoon I cleaned up my planters, stirred up the soil and planted my new seeds. They are already to soak up the sun and start blooming.

 

Violas and Dianuths - Day 1

Hopefully they will look like these when they finally bloom:

Viola tricolor 001
By H. Zell (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Dianthus-barbatus
By I-love-zhirkov (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

 

I will keep you posted on their progress!

 

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