Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Time to Get Ready for Spring 2012 !!
Well, y'all, it's been quite a stretch between my last entry and this one...
guess I let Fall and Winter take hold and just gave my Garden time to just BE...
But, now that the possibility of a hard freeze here in Orlando is gone, it is time to bring the GARDEN BACK TO LIFE !!
Cut back all of the dead bits...this tells the plant that it's OK to start making new growth.
Rake the flower beds, getting the old mulch and dead leaves and such out of the growing space.
Take a good, long LOOK at your Garden...see what you want to keep the same.
And think about changing it up a bit...
Add some new "yard art".
Get some new, fresh mulch and spruce it up.
See what you have that has survived the Winter, and where you might have some empty spots that need filling.
Now is the time to plant SEEDS...
Time to consider COLOR.
If you don't have the funds right now, think about transplanting some of the plants you already have.
This gives your Garden a new look, freshens it up, and let's you see those places that might need more color...less color...or something NEW and different.
It is also time to begin the feeding process...
Slow release plant/flower food is the easiest to use, and is the
most economical, since you only apply it every few months.
Get off that couch...get from behind that computer...
and get your hands dirty !!
Next time, I will talk about how you can create your own