Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Green Thumb & Blodgett Nursery

We've been busy in the yard these last couple of weeks. My thumb is finally turning green. It's took a good 3 years of hard work to learn how to keep a plant alive and I'm still learning. We've cut down all the pine tree's close to the pool, I finally found my cement bowl planters! (took me 3 months to find them) our garden is coming along quite nicely and we finished planting our peach trees. Now we just need some chickens and goats and we can call ourselves "the farm".

If you live in the Orlando area and are on the look out for a certain type of pot or plant, LOOK no further! GO TO Blodgett Nursery! THEY HAVE EVERYTHING! Their located off of Edgewater Drive in College Park. Here are the planters/pots I found.

I scattered the cement bowls around the pool...I LOVE how they turned out.

Michael (love him) at Blodgett Nursery taught me about Succulent plants! Have you heard about them?? It's a plant that doesn't have to be watered everyday, they LOVE the heat and they stay green year round! Who wouldn't want a SUCCULENT!

DEFINITION: SUCCULENT, also known as succulents or fat plants, are water-retaining plants adapted to arid climates or soil conditions. Succulent plants store water in their leaves, stems, and also in roots. Geophytes that survive unfavourable periods by dying back to underground storage organs such as tuberous roots, corms, bulbs, and rhizomes, may be regarded as succulents.

So... in all the planters out by the pool I planted succulents...I got all different types and made collages in each bowl. I even replaced my flowers with these succulents below (which I found them at LOWES for $6) NOT BAD! BC you'll never have to changed them again.

Hope everyone is enjoying the beginnings of spring :)

1 comment:

lesli said...

I could leave tomorrow if you needed someone to come test out your pool for you! The plants and flowers look beautiful! love you