Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Gardening Secret

My gardening that I forgot I had one.

Let me back up. During the big remodel the deck project, I decided to get a bunch of potted plants and flowers in order to bring color and femininity to my outdoor living space. I had my wine club girls over for the big reveal and a bbq and then I didn't really go out there much for a while. And guess what?! I TOTALLY forgot I had any living items out there. It's so bad that I don't even recognize what kind of plants and flowers were in those pots!

Yep, I'm lame.

How do YOU remember your garden/potted plants? Have any ideas on how to keep plants blooming in the summer heat? I'm BEGGING you here...PLEASE help me out! I promise not to do this again and will heed all your advice!

I'm adding this post to Hooked on Fridays, because let's face it, if I could garden, I'd be hooked on it. But alas, I've got a problem. I'm hoping that the Hooked on Fridays bloggers might be able to help a sister out with some fab advice!!!


AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Oh my gosh! I have the exact same gardening secret. Great minds..ya know? :) In fact I didn't even buy flowers this year because I knew I couldn't commit to watering them everyday and then I'd feel guilty for killing another plant.

I'm not a gardening expert, but I think the best thing to do to keep plants alive in the summer heat is to give them a good watering everyday...sometimes twice a day if it's really hot.

Good luck!

Tira J said...

Oh my goodness Jen! You crack me up! Some advice would be to purchase some succulent plants that don't require a lot of water. Next time you go to Armstrong or Home Depot, as the garden dudes for drought resistant plants. There are a lot of nice ones out there. We have a huge planter full of them and they are beautiful.

Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas said...

You think you have a hard time keeping things green? Try being in Vegas! We can barely keep our money green here!

missy said...

stopping by from SITS.
your blog is awesome!!!!!
about the green plants........not sure you want any advice from me!!!!!

Lindsay With Lindsay said...


The only reason my plants are alive are due to the sprinkler system. Otherwise, my entire yard would look like that. We even had to get these little add-ons that go into my potted plants so the sprinkler system could water them, too.

How about trying those Aqua Blub thingymajigs and let me know how they work?

Date Girl said...

OH this is funny, this is what my plants tend to look like. I was so proud of myself this summer because I have managed to keep my three plants alive. I was telling my boyfriend about it when he grinned and said, "Yup that's because I've been watering them for you when you forget." D'oh!
I would recommend trying to make it a part of your routine, to daily go outside and check the plants. I think if you do it every day you're more likely to remember (hopefully!).

Mrs. Limestone said...

Im terrible about remembering to water too. No tips for you, I have a black thumb.

modernemama said...

There's no secret: water them, move them to the shade and keep them in eyesight... or get cactii!

Condo Blues said...

when I need to refill the dog's bowl, I dump the old water on my plants. That and rain are the only reason they are alive.