Original Plantings in the Square Bed
Marigolds, Alyssums, and the Violas.
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.
Helen Mount Viola
Very little growth or change with all five pots of the violas.
That taller plant may be the solo survivor once I start thinning.
Snowdrift Marigolds – (Our Over-Achievers)
Newly Planted Snowdrifts looking like the Under-Dogs
Queen Sophia Marigolds – (Our High Maintenance Mama’s)
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.
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.
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.
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.