I have had gardeners come and some of them have been new to the greenhouse. They seemed impressed with the variety, color and selection. I must tell you a story. One of them asked me “What is your secret for the vivid, vibrant colors.”
“I said we did a second crop of zinnias and marigold, so they are young yet so looking good.”
“Yes, they are but all of the plants look so vibrant.”
“I have to give the credit to all the rain we have gotten. Nothing better for them but nature’s rain.”
“I also fertilize every time I water so they will have what they need to grow.”
She still was looking for an answer. This is what I told her.
“I am the caretaker, but these are the Lord’s flowers. He is showing how happy he is with what I am doing.” Ok she said I understand. Thanks to the ladies that came as a group for the first time to see what we have here at Becky’s Greenhouse.
I am posting pictures of what they would have seen with the vibrant colors. You can see I have plants here yet. Another gardener asked,” You have lots of plants left.”
I said,” yes, I have planned on that. We planted in May so I would still have a variety for you the gardener to add more or replace plants in your gardens or container. I will continue to keep them looking well into July and August if you are in a need to replace plants or working on a new flower bed.
The only thing in July, August I will only be open during the week. Monday thru Friday. Closed on the weekends. I need a day off. With today’s date, this is the 102 days of working straight in the greenhouse. Starting in March with planting, and then at the end of April working with you the gardener. I did some work in January with the succulents, February I planted pansies, but I didn’t add those days with the 102 because I did take weekends off to do other things. I will be open Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Friday, Saturday hours 9-6, Sunday 11-4.
Till next time this is Becky Litterer, Becky’s Greenhouse Dougherty Iowa firstname.lastname@example.org 641-794-3337