The wedding‘s over. Winter’s finally over, too. And I’m so excited about the upcoming gardening season, that I have started blogging again.
Today I finished cleaning out my flower bed in the backyard. Last year, when I started it, I put in four rose bushes that I bought from the Rosery in Needville, during their final sale. Now, I’m down to three rose bushes. One died at the end of summer last year, if I remember correctly. One of the ones that made it is the Carefree Beauty, and I’m looking forward to seeing it bloom in its second year.
This past weekend, Corina and I hit RCW Nursery over at Beltway 8 and SH 249. We got my friend Ben a pink hibiscus for his housewarming party. But that was just the excuse we needed to do some Spring garden shopping. Corina helped me pick out two tomato plants (they were $1 each). One of the tomatoes is called “Top Gun” and the other is called a “Beef Maestro” (see below). We also picked out three strawberry plants, one of which is a “Sequoia” and the other two are “Quinaults.” I hope these take off. I also got three different type of mint for Kim (she’s been talking about growing some, but couldn’t find any around Rosenberg). I got her a peppermint, a ginger mint and a chocolate mint. They should compliment the herb garden she’s starting nicely.
But more than anything else, I’m excited about the seeds that ParkSeed is sending me. The order shipped today! And it’s only a mere 10 days after I ordered them online, lured by a free shipping offer. I wish it stated “free, but awfully slow” shipping. The waiting is the hardest part. Anyways, a lot of seed is heading my way. I’ll detail it all and provide links in my next post.