Gardening 101 ~ Planting Annuals

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I have a love/hate relationship with gardening.
If you have read any of last years Gardening 101 posts then you know that my thumb is nowhere near green.  But I have a lovely set of pots that just beg to be filled with annuals in the spring.  

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Every year I head to Costco to pick up a wide variety of annuals {plants that typically don’t come back year after year}.  36 plants were only $9.99 this year!  That’s a killer deal.  I purchased three flats with enough plants to fill 8 large pots around our home.

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 Here’s what my pots looked like before planting.  Yikes.

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I filled them with dracnea {the tall spiky grass} and a variety of draught tolerant plants.  Since my watering tends to be somewhat sketchy and our pots get a lot of sun, it was important that the plants could withstand a bit of neglect.


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Petunias, verbena and lobelia were top picks.

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So pretty! 
I guess that they might be worth the extra time watering in the morning *wink*


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How does your garden grow?


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