Original Plantings in the Square Bed

Marigolds, Alyssums, and the Violas.

Snowdrifts and Violas
2011©Jennifer Martinez
Square Bed
2011©Jennifer Martinez

Alyssum Carpet of Snow

The Alyssum Easy Sow Seed Tape was laid down last week in one new pot that sits comfortably in the far right corner of the long bed.  The sun comes in during the morning to mid-day hours. The awning on the house treats these babies to a nice afternoon shade.

Carpet of Snow Alyssum
2011©Jennifer Martinez
Carpet of Snow Alyssum
2011©Jennifer Martinez
Carpet of Snow Alyssum
2011©Jennifer Martinez
Carpet of Snow Alyssum
2011©Jennifer Martinez

Helen Mount Viola

Very little growth or change with all five pots of the violas.

Violas
2011©Jennifer Martinez

That taller plant may be the solo survivor once I start thinning.

Violas
2011©Jennifer Martinez

 

Snowdrift Marigolds – (Our Over-Achievers)

Snowdrift Maridolds
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Newly Planted Snowdrifts looking like the Under-Dogs

Snowdrift Marigolds
2011©Jennifer Martinez

 

Queen Sophia Marigolds – (Our High Maintenance Mama’s)

Queen Sophia Marigolds
2011©Jennifer Martinez
Queen Sophia Marigolds
2011©Jennifer Martinez

 

Zinnia Lilliput Mix

The Zinnia was another easy sow seed tape that is growing tall quickly, and the thickness is starting to show.  I will be sad to thin these because they are so beautiful already and seem to change by the minute.

Lilliput Mix Zinnias
2011©Jennifer Martinez

The sun falls in and out of clouds drastically throughout the day.  The one pot of Zinnias we planted rests on the left end of the long bed. Which happens to be one of the sunniest spots in the garden.  Zinnias are full sun and this way the sunlight reaches them for the majority of the day before falling behind the house around 4pm.

Lilliput Mix Zinnias
2011©Jennifer Martinez
Lilliput Mix Zinnias
2011©Jennifer Martinez

 

Cosmo Sensation Mix – (The fastest growing yet)

Literally grew an inch over the first night.  I may have already mentioned that fact however it’s still shocking to me! They will soon need thinned.

Cosmos Sensation Mix
2011©Jennifer Martinez

There’s no way I could follow the instructions on the packets with thinning these.  I am now convinced it is the Okinawa weather that is helping our garden grow.

Now I need to do some research on how to thin, keep them growing and what to do in the meantime to ensure proper growth. I’d be proud if  they grew to full potential.  However, we’ll have to wait it out and see if the smaller pots stunt growth.

Cosmos Sensation Mix
2011©Jennifer Martinez
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