absolutley… loves the Ocean…..
P R O O F
A cosmo that the boys got at the energy fair and I couldn’t bear to let die.
When we moved to our new house, I took all of my flowers and plants with me. I dug them OUT OF THE GROUND and put them all in pots. I did this to them in the SPRING. After they had already STARTED growing and blooming. In an effort to help them survive, I cut all of them back VERY far. As in, I whacked them back. As in no more branches, just the bare bones of a plant. The idea behind this was that if there weren’t any branches to nurture, the plants might be better able to root and survive.
I had to take them all, you see, because many (really, like 90%) of my flowers are flowers that I took or took starts from my Grandma Rosalind’s Garden. I have attachment to these flowers. Simply buying a new bush or plant would not be the same.
Not only did my flowers and bushes survive, many of them have grown their little branches BACK and are producing flowers! Some of them will not have time to bloom this year, my lavendar taken from my Grandma’s as starts are growing, but I don’t think they will have time to put out any flowers.
Another of my Grandma’s roses…. this one is fully opened, and below is one that has just begun….
My Butterfly bush is growing as well, and because of the coastal late summers, I think that the blooms it’s TRYING to grow will actually be able to flower and smell scrumtious this year! My daylillies have already bloomed, and will have spread my the time it’s time again next year to grow and spread their beauty.
So I have to wait until the dormant season to plant “the potted ones” in their places in the yard. I won’t put them through the torture twice in a year. Until then, I have squash and cucumbers and tomatos planted in the flower beds because my Vegetable Garden area is not ready. I have vegis growing on those plants too!
Funny thing is, until my gramma passed away, I never really thought that I had the ability to grow ANYTHING much less be able to cause things to come BACK! But a few years before she died, I had started to listen to her talk about her garden’s problems and her solutions. I began to try a few things on my own, and I have tended my green thumb over time. I think it likes the ocean too…….