Not wanting to dig up our yard in case this foray into earthiness didn't 'take', we opted for container gardening. And since arthritic knees don't like to be crawling on the ground planting, weeding and harvesting, we were thrilled when we found some hip-high planters that I could plant, weed and harvest without even bending over (it pays to be short too).
Here's what we came up with.
|These are my yellow beans...lots of yellow beans. On either|
side of them are tomatos in large pots.
They're already flowering and starting to produce little beans. Its a very exciting process, don't you think!
|Green beans are growing here. That little green gauge in the center lets us|
know the state of the soil - dry to wet. We water accordingly.
|Black Petunias, which look purple to me|
|And sunny Marigolds|
hail storm and sadly are no longer photo worthy.
To the left of the first planter here, Lloyd planted two rose bushes, flanking a potentilla which we thought was dead. Lloyd went to work cutting all the dead branches off and came to the center of the bush where there was some green showing so he left it there and it seems to be making a comeback.
|Pink rose, potentilla and red rose|
|And last, but not least, my hydrangea. I've wanted one of these since I first saw them years ago on a trip to Vancouver. They seemed to be growing everywhere but I had never seen them before. I sure hope this one survives.|
How does your garden grow?