Monday, July 07, 2008

The one where Bezzie would be so.....

Proud!! You see Bezzie , can grow just about anything and it lives! She even grows flowers outta a sock! I love her green thumb.

Mine, is usually black so I had to prove to my hubby that I just don't murder plants...sometimes they live!

Flowers on the stairs Down the stairs and the newly repotted hibiscus that needs a bit more soil.

1 of 2 Geraniums
1 of my 2 hanging geraniums.....ignore the few dead leaves ;)

Still alive!
The plant from my coworkers is doing quite well!
1st Herb garden!
I'm tired of paying for basil and rosemary and have it go bad,(or have none in stock!) so I decided to start growing my own. I've already used the rosemary in my chicken and some of the basil is in the crockpot right now hanging with tomatoes, beef, onion, and garlic for spaghetti sauce.

053 See, still alive

I spy....
I've got a little secret though....can you spy it?

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Now can you spy it? I have these in each of the big plants, ones I have a history of them drying out! Bezzie would be so proud again as these are cheapass self waterers! No glass globes for me, I just took an empty water bottle, pierced a hole in the cap, flip up and place in the soil of the planter. I can't take credit for this, I saw it on a home and garden show a while ago!

Well that's it for now! Busy, busy, weekend...more later! :)

17 comments:

Rebel said...

I don't know about Bezzie - but I'm proud of you!! And jealous!! Somehow, even though they are both outside, my rosemary is just about all dried out and the basil got completely drowned in a two day rain storm. My impatiens are doing okay though.

good job with the flowers!

Renna said...

Your flowers and plants are beautiful! I'm thrilled to learn that cheap watering trick, too! ;-)

sgeddes said...

The flowers look beautiful. What a great idea on the plastic bottle! I'm gign to have to give that a try.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow!! The flowers look fantastic!! Can't wait to see how much that basil grows too!

happy happy birthday!

Pamela said...

Beautiful flowers!! What a good idea about the water bottle. :)

Bezzie said...

Ha ha! Cheapass AND green! What else is there to love????

If that's a "black" thumb, then you're doing pretty damn good. I love those crazy geraniums!!

gilraen said...

Oh my a wonderful garden greenery and flowers, well done :)

Alice said...

Your plants look gorgeous! I have so much work to do outdoors but I've never been able to get the hang of that kind of stuff :)

I had to come over from Rav to wish you a Happy B-day! Hope you're having a nice day!

Jo said...

That's a fabulous idea with the water bottles - I will have to try that out.

Andi said...

I LOVE the cheapass watering system! I'm going to have to put on in all my indoor plants. I, too, have a bad track record when it comes to watering.

weezalana said...

That cheapass glass globe replacement is AWESOME! I am totally going to try that!

Sonya said...

Your plants are lovely! Best part of summer I think. I do OK with outside plants (mainly because Kevin waters them). But I kill inside plants pretty quickly. I'm looking at a dead ivy on my desk right now.

tiennie said...

Beautiful flowers! Me, I just end up killing too many of them.

Jess said...

wow they look great! My basil doesn't compare. Way jealous!

Robin said...

Wow, beautiful flowers! thanks for sharing!

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

that idea is genius! I'm gonna steal it too!

angelarae said...

Your plants look so healthy and beautiful! Nice job. I could totally go for some of that basil, btw.
Ang