So he bought 5 packs of those and brought them out yesserday ta plant them. Which OF COURSE requires my help. Iffen I dont get him started right, nothing will go well.
So I made sure he had his radio on (music keeps him soothed).
I'll let TBT describe the rest cuz I got bored and he took out some equipment I dont like ta be around.
TBT: Thank you Iza, you got me started well! OK, so I used a small electric tiller to loosen the soil about 6" deep. Those things do really well in bare ground. Avoid grass and vines and long roots though; those wrap around the blades and take a lot of work to remove.
But it was nice soft fluffy soil afterwards. I even pit down a piece of old plywood to spread my weight as I planted.
I had diagrammed a plan that had yellow and purple pansies around the outside and red ones in my middle. I'm a bit geometric... Because the spot was angled, I had rows of 9, 8, 7, 6, and 5.
I even made a 1"x2" board (the the picture above) a few years ago with markings on each side to show 6", 9", 12" and 16" spacings. But look carefully at the back row; I planted 10 instead of 9 plants. I only realized that at the 2nd row and didn't feel like re-doing them. It threw the pattern off slightly, but I'm pretty sure the Gardening Gods won't hurl lightening at me in punishment. It just means that there are 2 yellow pansies extra close.
The labels said to space them 8-10" apart; I spaced them 12". Well, it is rich soil so they will grow larger, and I like to see individual plants rather than a carpet of them. The center of the planting is red pansies. The results were good.
Iza and I hope to show you lots of new flowers from there in a few weeks...
Now I'll return the post back to Iza...
IZA: OK, now that we have seen all the new flowers, lets have SNACKS! I picked them out this time. We have some chopped Bacon, some Chickie shreds, and NIP! TBT is going to harvest most of our stems to dry in the basement in a couple weeks (ta get us through the Winter), so we are enjoying the last of the fresh stuff while we can.
Thanks so much fer coming on the Garden Tour!