Hello again, savvy savers! This week has been a very slow week for our garden and flower beds. We have seen a week with lots of rain, humidity, and the typical events of late summer.
We do have a few things of interest to share. First, some of our tropical plants, which we purchased this Spring for $1.00 a plant, have quadrupled in size and are starting to look rather striking. Also, our porch plants, my DIY Chair Planter with my potted begonias, as well as two small succulents planted in dollar tree baskets, hung from my porch wrought iron wreath stands are starting to get larger, and by the time they will be brought in for Winter, should be about a foot tall and spilling over the container; you may be wondering why they are grouped together on the front of my porch, and that is because before it rains, I move my plants to area where they can naturally be watered with rain, a great money-saving strategy given to me by my grandmother! Also, out snowball bushes are doing well, and were recently treated with my DIY Miracle Grow fertilizer.
Another high point this week is my climbing jasmine plants, purchased at Maxway Discount Stores, for $1.00 a plant, and are growing up a hanging wooden, un-chemically treated palette, which will help the plant climb without damaging my home exterior. These plants started out as four inches tall, and three months later have truly taken off; this fall I plan to add a pallet to each end of the existing unit, to continue the plants ability to expand next spring! The jasmine smells amazing, it drought tolerant, helps deter insects, and attracts bees, which will help pollinate other plants around my yard! What will need to be fixed this week is the edging around my recycled rubber edging, as my neighborhood chipmunks have been tunneling around my beds, and the grass will need to be re-seeded this fall!
So, that’s what’s happening in my gardening this week!
Here’s to greener gardening, on a budget!