|What's that red dot on his bill?|
|Roslyn from Rabbit Fields Farm|
First I line the wire basket with a coconut fiber liner. Last year I didn't do this right, and the plants died pretty quickly, so this year I went so far as to read the directions! First I soaked it in water and once I got it mashed in there, I was able to simply pull the excess parts off the top. The biggest plants are salvia, which are hummingbird magnets, and some fuschia. I forget the name of the pretty pink hanging ones; they were the only ones already in bloom and I wanted some immediate payoff. I bought these on Wednesday and got them planted yesterday. They are so happy to be up there with their roots unbound. I am looking forward to a nice batch of hummingbirds visiting me. You'll see the results if I am successful.
That's it for today, a beautiful Saturday in the Pacific Northwest. I read that this is the first back-to-back dry weekends we've had since early September, which is why everybody is smiling and happy to have this weather. Tomorrow I'll head down to Snohomish hoping to get a few jumps in with my friends. I hope you have a great weekend, too!