Friday, July 8, 2011
This is one of the things I like best about the pond. We add more water-lilies every year. We keep a heater in the pond for the fish over the winter and it seems it is helping to keep the water-lilies survive the winters too. I have several colors now and love every one.
Since we have been staying away from the pond area, we have concentrated on re-landscaping the front of the house. Rose of Sharon seed themselves here and it can be quite annoying to have to pull the starts out like weeds. I have been having an issue with my eye that is probably caused by allergies so Terry surprised me one morning and beat me to weed this area. He is just the best.
I got these petunias in the clearance area at Lowes. They were pretty much sticks. But at 50 cents for a container of 6, I figured what the heck. I bought $5 worth. I was going to put them in the pond area. When I went out to prepare the ground a Cardinal started yelling at me so I retreated to regroup. I looked around for some pots and thought they would probably do well on the front deck.
This one is my favorite. I love the color contrast. There are also three long rectangle planters full of them. Terry hung a shelf from the deck rail to put them on. I also got geraniums in the clearance and they are also doing great. I have a water soluble fertilizer that I water them with and that must be the secret.