Putting Down Roots
Growing up in Michigan, my Mom would tell me the safest time to put down roots. Of course, I’m talking about when it’s time to plant!
Despite warm temps approaching Memorial Day (in the 80s, 92 on the 31st), Mom will not plant her garden until after the holiday. This desire to plant late comes from losing all her flowers to frost one year. I tried to tell her this May the only day with 30 degree temps was early on in the month (36 on the 4th), but it didn’t matter. I decided to wait and plant with her. After all, it’s tradition. Even when I lived in another state, Mom would fly in to help me plant. It’s a bonding experience that produces pretty results.
Keeping it safe, it was warm and breezy when we set out to buy our flowers. We were looking for the best deal on flats and flowers to fill a couple of porch planters and an empty tree bed.
We came up with geraniums and begonias! I also threw in a few extra greens as fillers. Here’s the results so far:
Have you planted your garden? Did you choose your plants for color or hardiness? What flowers did you end up with?