I have to admit, I wasn’t going to be totally honest with you about my secret for growing flowers and vegetables. Truth of the matter is, not everyone will be able to apply this secret to their own gardens. For this I am sorry. I do feel, however, I shouldn’t keep secrets from my friends so, here goes…
I’m very picky about my soil. I use compost on a regular basis thus cutting down on my need for fertilizers. I also have been known to clean out my neighbor’s barn for rotted cow manure.
I’m a little fussy about varieties that I plant. Native plants are proving year after year to be the better plants. Most are fuss-free and not bothered by pests. They handle the humid, dry summers easily while adding color and nectar to the garden.
In fact, I study plant varieties like my life depended on it.
You could say I spend an enormous amount of time with my bloomin’ friends. I can never just walk about my garden. I’m constantly dead-heading or pulling weeds and grass from the beds.
But that’s not the secret.
All plants need water. Some more than others. I am slowing transitioning to more drought tolerant varieties, but even they need water to get established.
So, without further delay, here is my secret.
First, you need this.
Fill with water and give to a real Princess
How lucky am I?