Happy Hope Grows Day!
Today I'm combining my Hope Grows post with PlantPostings new quarterly meme, Garden Lessons Learned. I'm a day late for hers, but please go and check it out!
1. Lesson Learned: Water your containers every single day. I'm hoping next year my containers won't end up looking as bedraggled as this. (And bedraggled is using a considerate term).
2. Lesson Learned: Plant wayyyy more vegetables than you think you will need. My vegetable garden is 22x40, and I didn't plant nearly enough to use up the space. Granted, I have a huge yard, so I don't need to conserve space, but I felt I didn't maximize the space that I had. And since I
mastered the art of canning learned how to can this year, I don't mind having loads of extras.
3. Lesson Learned: The flower garden will still be lovely even if you don't have the time to weed it. Ok, so that's not so much of a lesson as something I had to let go of this summer. I spent most of my garden time working in the vegetable garden, and with the two sweet beans, I didn't have time left over to work with the flowers. Pretty much at all. That was just something I had to let go of for this season.
And my hopes for September??? That the month won't go by too fast! I love September, because the weather cools off and my compulsive transplanting disorder kicks in again. And you can plant flower bulbs!
The mums are getting ready to show off this month...the butterfly bush has gone berserk and overshadowed several of my mums, so I'm going to have to chop it back so I can enjoy them.
And this mysterious Clematis stans plant that I received in a seed swap a few years ago is getting ready to bloom. I am not familiar with this plant at all, so I am pretty pumped to see what the blooms are like!
And what are YOU hoping for in September?
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