My friend in Florida suggested I use SUPERthrive vitamin plant brew,
. . . so I just fed it to everything in our garden . . .
. . . one watering can at a time!
It was quite a job, since we have lots of new plants in our yard,
but I love gardening so much, it’s not work for me!
Anything for my plants!
The instructions say that SUPERthrive can be used
in addition to other types of fertilizer.
That’s a good thing, considering all the “brews” that I add to my plants!
When anything new gets planted, we always add root stimulator,
a.k.a. Quick Start, by Miracle Grow.
As the season progresses, about once a week, I add fertilizer,
each one formulated for different sorts of plants.
My ferns + hydrangeas apparently grow best in acid soil,
so they are fed with this:
Endless Summer hydrangea flowers turn blue if their soil is acidic,
which means they’ll coordinate nicely with all my blue garden accesories.
Here’s one of three** we just planted, with my beloved bird bath,
made with a blue + white transfer ware plate:
The birdbath is resting on an old hollow tree stump,
+ the silvery green plants in the background are pulmonaria,
more commonly known as lungwort.
My pretty blue gazing ball usually rests nearby on a white iron stand.
This morning I was moving stuff around, so I just snapped its photo on the lawn:
Here is one of my most favorite garden accessories —
my cobalt blue glass star!
We have three** of them hanging from a branch of a tree,
where they manage to catch the sun in both morning + late afternoon.
** Why groups of three, you ask?
Design professionals insist that odd numbers
are more pleasing to the eye than even.
I do this in my interiors, too.
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Finally, in my quest for beautiful flowers + lots of ’em,
I add Bloom Booster to my flowering plants:
We planted an informal hedge of oak leaf hydrangeas last fall,
+ most of them are flowering already:
You may notice that the oak leaf hydrangea’s flowers are elongated
+ consist of hundreds of tiny, white petals . . .
. . . whereas the Endless Summers’ flowers are round-ish,
with larger petals.
What the hey — I have never met a hydrangea that I didn’t love!
We’ll probably add more to our garden as the summer progresses.
(If you’re interested in my post
about the front foundation bed of our Dutch colonial, go here.)