Plant out complete! (pic heavy)

katy_bug(z8a GA)May 23, 2012

I made it my mission to hurry up and get my seedlings out before I go on vacation and I am officially done! I WS'ed 50 containers and got plants out of 29. My germination was better than that but I lost 10 or so to dry-out and bugs. My hope this first year is to renovate my front flower beds. Thanks to this forum and the newbie pack where the majority of these babies came from!

Before:

After:

Dug up the dying boxwoods, put out lots and lots of compost

Planted jasmine to train onto the fence

Put out lots of wintersowing babies!

A few of the babies:

Catmint

White coneflowers

Salvia

Lupine

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ladyrose65

Wow...! That is really nice set up. You have a lot of space. Good luck with your new babies!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2012 at 6:36PM
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northforker

So good that you took the "before" picture, the "just planted picture". Now when you take and add the "growing" and "flowering!" pictures, you will have a complete record of your success. You'll be so hooked that in fall you'll be writing to ask....so how do I collect seed from these plants to grow them next year?

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2012 at 7:33PM
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northerner_on(Z5A ONCanada)

Congratultions!!! You have given your seedlings ample space to grow which is a mistake I still make. You will be amazed at the difference one summer makes. Emjoy!!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 2:43AM
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terrene(5b MA)

That is a big improvement in your foundation bed! I like the little fence/trellis, hope that Jasmine doesn't grow too tall.

Personally I would separate out the Echinacea and Salvia seedlings, although it's not absoluately necessary, you have several good healthy plants there. Some seedlings do well growing in a HOS, some do better when they have their own space.

Now look at all that grass and sun you have to make new beds. I am very jealous (have large trees on my lot)!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 8:10AM
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oliveoyl3

Great garden spaces & lots of room for lovely plants

Have you considered soaker hoses for watering during dry spells? They make it much easier even if you plan to make your rounds & hand water them. On days when I don't have time to go around & water each one I turn on the soakers & a timer I put in my apron pocket. Sometimes I set 2 timers for 3 hours, so I don't forget & waste water.

I can't wait to see your gardens in flower.
Corrine

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 10:49AM
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countrycarolyn(6-7nwTN)

Like eyelashes on a face!! To echo above, I love seeing before and after. I can't wait to see more!!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 4:59PM
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