May has been a busy month and I haven't got much posting in, so here is an update of the work done this month.
The patio pots have been filled. The pretty red flowers are begonias, planted with some pretty purple petunias. In the shade we've done some impatiens, which I have never had much luck with, but we'll see. In the big pots, we also are trying our elephant ears from last year that we over-wintered in a temperature controlled area of the garage. We will see if they come up this year or not. We also have some beautiful zinnia plants from the greenhouse. Last year they were tall spikes with one flower on the top. I wonder if they get pruned if we'll get more blooms? Time for some research I think.
Before planting, I added a mix of top soil, compost and miracle grow potting soil, about a third of each. I'm also watering once a week with liquid miracle grow for blooms.
What do you think? I think I need more pots...!