Backyard garden - Day 4

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3 packages of flower seeds in the ground: Evening Sun Mixed Colors Sunflowers, Old Fashioned Garden Mixture, Southern Mixture Wildflowers

The seeds are growing!!! The seeds are growing!!! How exciting!

In the late afternoon on Sunday, June 1 (which would be Day 0), I planted the flower seeds we'd bought at Orchard Supply the previous weekend. And there are now little green stubs sticking out of the dirt!!!

I'm a farmer! Err, a flower gardener!

The green bean seeds (Coniender Garden Bush Beans) Bill planted haven't broken through yet but I'm sure we'll be out there every day now watching for them to pop up and watching the flowers plants grow and hopefully bloom flowers.

I picked out several different types of flower seeds and planted all of them. Some are in the ground, some are in the 3 wooden pots I bought last year in June (when I planted already-started flowers in them on Father's Day), and some of the seeds are in plastic house-plant-type pots. The wooden pots are hanging from the deck cover. The plastic pots are on a cast iron shelving unit Bill had in his backyard shop which is now placed on the deck.

I'm so excited! When the plants get big enough, we're going to have to transplant some (probably many) of them because I used *all* the seeds in the packages, not just a few per pot!

Most of the seeds in 3 packages of flower seeds were planted in the hanging wooden pots, one in pot: Classic Mixed Colors Zinnia, Lemondrop Marigold, Giant Mixed Colors African Daisy. The rest of the seeds were distributed among the large and small plastic pots.

Orange flowers already grown and blooming that we bought and put in this pot because they were wilting so bad in direct sun we couldn't put them in the ground (I didn't keep the tag so I don't know exactly what they are).

(1) Our backyard deck. (2) 3 hanging wooden flower pots. (3) Cast iron shelf unit with pots of soon-to-be-blooming flowers. (4) Bill's new BBQ (about 2 weeks old).

The most successful plant out of the 7 we planted in the backyard in June last year on Father's Day (I don't know what it is, but my Mom does...).

Cleo demanding to be fed. "Mom, what are you doing outside? Why are you playing with the water hose instead of feeding me my dinner? Mom! Mom!":

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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