This week we gathered at the 9News Studio and planted container gardens that will give the garden and patio area some nice color for the June 10, Proctor/Macke Garden Tour for the Dumb Friends League.
We planted “Blizzard” geraniums. The are Ivy Leaf Geraniums that trail over the side of the pot. You will find a lot of Ivy Geraniums used in window boxes, especially in Europe. All those vacation pictures of flowers boxes with trailing plants hanging out of them. We planted pink ones. We took the pots from 2 weeks ago that had the faux finish applied to them and used them for the geraniums. Blizzard geraniums are great because they self clean themselves. No need to deadhead and they just keep blooming.
John talked about Roots soil. Roots is rich in organic matter and is excellent for potted plants, especially herbs and vegetables. Roots Greenfields is always my choice when potting tomatoes, peppers or herbs. It has bat guano, worm castings, and is rich in several types of meal including fish, bone, crab and more. It also contains several minerals that enrich the soil. I discovered Roots Greenfields a couple of years ago and now I never use any other soil.
We continued to use the Old Age products I discussed the week we did the container gardens. Age Old Grow for plants that are starting out and Age Old Bloom when your plants need more phosphorus to keep the blooms coming and healthy.
That’s all for this week. I’ll post photos as we get closer to the garden tour to show how the pots have filled in.
Thanks to Tagawa Gardens for the Blizzard Ivy Geraniums this week. They have beautiful plants there. Now, it’s up to us to keep them alive. With proper watering and fertilizing they should be beautiful all season. Grow little plants, grow 🙂
So far so fun. For this week’s Proctor’s Garden segment visit: http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=268367