I didn’t start off with a plan this summer. Over the past few years I’ve been breaking away from my desire to over-tend (aka: overkill in the garden) and just do my best and see what happens. More of a “you win some, lose some” attitude. Tomatoes are the staple. Cucumbers are always planted but cucumber beetles are a constant battle Everything else is fair game. Experiments abound.
Typically I have one or two Hibiscus on my deck. Last week I posted about a clearance sale at Walmart. Initially I brought a couple home. These poor things were parched. Can you say '”bone dry”? With a little TLC, in a few short days they were looking good.
I had to go back! There were still some left but this time they were saturated. The pots sat in liners that had no holes! Not to be deterred, I bought ten more. Does that make it a farm? For me it does! They all have to fit on to my deck……and taken inside for the winter!
During the transportation of these babies I broke off a good size branch so it’s been dipped in rooting hormone and potted up.
Hopefully I’ll have another one for my