I enjoyed a lovely morning at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center painting that view. I have painted it several times but it’s always a thrill to be there painting outdoors.
I can’t believe all the interest in my “Hot Tub Garden”. The question I got the most was about what I planted so here is the layout and the plants. I will keep posting photos as it grows to show the progress.
I haven’t planted a garden in years. I think the last time I tried I ran into two problems: 1) red clay in my yard, and 2) a basset hound that like to dig. But this year I decided to try again but this time I planted a raised garden.
For years I enjoyed a hot tub on my deck but over the last three or four years I never used it. I tried many times to give it away to someone who would enjoy it but no takers and since it is soooo BIG and difficult to move I have “repurposed” it into my raised garden bed.
First Allen drilled a couple of holes in the bottom for drainage. Then I layered gravel. Next some fill dirt, followed by garden soil. Then my plants. Since I have never tried gardening in a small space I am not sure what to expect. I planted several tomatoes, yellow squash and zucchini and several sweet peppers along with basil. In the middle where it will be harder to reach I threw in some zinnia seeds.
Can’t wait now to see what happens.
Here’s another peony. They are still blooming. :-)
My FAVORITE flower is peonies. I love how they look but I hate how we only get them about two weeks a year. During the time they are blooming Allen brings me some almost everyday. He has some beautiful growing at his place.
Yesterday I decided to try paint one every day while they are blooming. Here is the first one.