Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This and that...

 This morning after I did a little gardening in my back yard I played a little with my succulents. I have found some cute litle containers for them at yard sales, rummage sales and at the flea market ...I got this one on Sunday...and planted it with a few babies...
 This yellow one is just like the brown one...more babies in this one. They both have small holes at the bottom so I put a small piece of screen in there...I only paid $3 for the two of them...so that's a good thing...they are small and cute!
 Here's the little measuring cup I showed you before...I was tempted to just use it as a measuring cup, but it was so dirty when I bought it and the stains wouldn't come out from the inside...so here it is as a succulent pot! I fit 3 little babies in there!
 Here's some of my containers all made...I need some little things to put in the pots and find homes for them too...but they are happy here right now.
 I also planted some more babies in my cups the kids got for Don's party in March. I had to transplant the violas in the yard...they dried out too quickly in these little cups...but I think the succulents will be quite happy!
 Here's a close up of how they look right now...soon they will fill in and look really great!
 The eggplants are flowering...soon we will have yummy eggplant...one of my favorites!!
 And we have tomatoes...we've had them for quite a while...Don likes to pull them before they are completely ripe and we put them here until they ripen...They tend to crack for some reason if we keep them on the vine until they are completely ripened...I have no idea why...I garden by the seat of my pants...I see what works here and what doesn't...I have no clue what I am doing sometimes...just what works in my yard!
A little gnome guards the radish pot...I thought I'd try them in a pot to see how they do...I have some salad mixes in other containers too...this way I can control the shade and sun they get...we'll see how this works out...and the bugs don't get in the pots either...I have them on the back porch and we turn them everyday too...I thinned the radishes out...I hope they grow OK in the pot...have you ever grown them in a pot?
It's warming up around these parts...when I came in to eat lunch ...it was 90...a little warm for this time of year...but this has been a weird winter and spring weather wise...It's supposed to cool down a bit by Friday...I sure hope so!
I'm ready to get back to my sewing machine...until next time....have a great day!!!

6 comments:

Kris said...

Loved your previous post at the flea. I have never been to that one! I planted an eggplant for the first time this year. No flowering just yet, but I have yellow squash almost ready!! No tomatoes yet either...but all five plants are loaded. Love your new bag!!

Olive Cooper said...

I am pea green with envy over those tomatoes. I have three volunteer tomato plants near my compost pile. I do not do a veggie patch because of deer and that we are not at home all the time.

shez said...

what a beautiful lot of plants you have and they all looks o pretty.xx

Chookyblue...... said...

the succulents look great..........

Cyndi said...

Hey Linda! What a great idea using those cute tag sale pots for your little succulents. A nice grouping of them on your back patio looks so nice! And we always plant eggplant every year...I love it, too! Haven't tried radishes in pots...let me know how it works out!

Have a great weekend!

XOXO,

Cyndi

TheCrankyCrow said...

Playing a little catch-up here - yikes, I've missed so much.... (Sorry!) - And my, how your garden has grown! Tomatoes, eggplants, apples....holy cats....I'm still hoping against hope we don't get an end-of-May frost. We had two days in the mid-80's, but with the winds, it didn't feel like it was that warm. Today we were lucky to break 70, and the nights are in the 40's. Love those succulents of yours. I looked at some at our greenhouse last weekend and sighed....They're so expensive here, and for the 2-3 months they'd last outdoors, it doesn't seem worth it. Wish I had more indoor space to winter things over..... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin