April 30, 2014
After it was hung, I realized a second one above the pond on the other side would create a more pleasing, symmetrical look. Back to the store, I went, but they were all gone.
Last year I found the same kind and size on sale for 40% off the regular price. Yes, I bought the matching one. Dave finally hung it above the fish pond a couple of weeks ago.
This year I used a couple of layers of burlap as a liner again. I am not a fan of the coconut fiber liners. My flowers seemed to desperately need water every day. Last year it seemed the burlap worked a lot better.
Pinterest had a lot of posts on using baby diapers in the bottom of your pots and I tried that this year in all of the pots and planters. I researched what people were saying and it seems they were getting good results and having to water less often. Who wouldn’t want that?
I cut the diapers in half and lined both planters with them, before adding potting soil. (To my terra cotta pots, I also added rocks, a little potting soil, placed half a diaper on top of the soil. Then, each was filled with potting soil before planting more petunias.) Time will tell whether this was a good idea or not.
This year white wave petunias are flanked by variegated vinca vines in the matching wall planters. They don’t look like much right now, but in a couple of weeks, they should fill in nicely.
Yes, the white and green may not be all that creative, but in the evenings, the white does show up nicely. I keep telling my children that and they just laugh…