By: Jessica Robinson
My annual flower seeds are starting to pop up through the dark espresso color soil. It’s been raining here in Connecticut for the last few days and the plants LOVE it.
I used to spend nearly a thousand dollars on annuals for our farm each season. Yes, you heard me correctly. That’s insane right? But the annuals gave the farm perennial beds SO much beautiful pops of color and added texture. I learned that I could easily grow (directly from seed) things like marigolds, zinnias, nasturtiums, lupine, morning glory and even mix in mini pumpkins, gourds and grape tomatoes into the perennial beds very inexpensively. Lesson learned.
AND HOLY hummingbird heaven in our gardens with this added color, flavor and texture. They LOVE it! We sit outside on the patio and enjoy lunch and watch the hummingbirds buzz back and forth constantly.
Since it’s been rainy, sort of misty rain today in fact. That is the PERFECT time to weed. The soil is loose and the weeds just pull out with out smoothly with not too much trouble. I put down some grass seed before I headed to Vinewood Events in Newnan, Georgia last Friday since I knew we were suppose to get a slow, steady period of moisture. Now the grass seed will start to germinate once the sun comes out later this week.