The plants for the MG sale are now on our driveway where I’m hoping they will start to grow with a little TLC, sunshine, and fertilizer.
Can we get them looking great and going home with new owners in 27 days? We’ll see.
So, how many pots of varying shapes and sizes do you think I got into the Yukon last week? 142. Once they starting growing, there’s no way 142 full-sized plants will be going back in so I’ll be looking for help to transport.
I’ve also finished the 15 shabby chic aprons in six different color combinations to be worn by the MGs at the plant sale. They took quite a bit more time than I envisioned, and like most projects that I do, I’m very happy with some and not thrilled with others. But, hey, that’s life right?
Have you ever tried propagating plants? I have years of experience dividing plants outdoors, and I’ve rooted my share of plants inside. The plant sale always sells out of an succulents so I decided to try propagating some.
I went to our local greenhouse, and purchased three tiny, but tall, ugly plants for $2.99 each. I followed this article and have reached some success (enlarge the photo). It has been fun to see how it happens, and now I just need to pot them up and see how they look on sale date. Everything doesn’t work though, and that is quite evident with my experiment in propagating Rosemary.
The Right-Size Flower Garden by Kerry Ann Mendez has kept me occupied and deciding which parts of my various garden beds I can do without. I am going to start with the area where I took out the rotten planter last week. I don’t like the way it looks so I am going to get rid of that area although that is easier said than done. I have to keep remembering these plants are not my children, and I will have 1/4 less to maintain in this bed.
If you’re looking for me, check outside. 🙂