If you didn't notice, I took a little vacation from the blog. It was much needed and a lot has happened since then! I started a new job, received some exciting news, and am in the process of prepping to move back to a familiar and exciting place. To celebrate these new adventures in life, I decided to try something new. On a whim, I decided to plant a flower! Hydrangeas to be exact. They're one of my favorites and they're great to grow during the spring and summer months.
I have anything but a green thumb. I could probably kill a succulent if I tried hard enough! Luckily, my mother is the queen of gardening and helped me out with this project. Since I chose the hydrangea, my mom suggested I use a fairly large pot to plant it in. Hydrangeas are basically bushes, so they need as much room as possible for the roots to spread when potted. Of course the size of your pot depends on your plant. If you're growing something a but smaller, find a smaller pot! Be sure to grab a bag of potting mix and flower food as well!
If your pot has punch out holes at the bottom for water drainage, go ahead and pop them out. Line the bottom of your pot with a bit of newspaper and then fill it half way with potting soil. Using a small shovel or just your hands (throw on a pair of gardening gloves if you'd like) form a small pit in the middle by moving soil towards the side.
Now, there's a trick to getting your plant out of the pot you purchased it in. You've got to wiggle and maneuver very precisely or your plant will fall apart! Once it's out in one piece, you set it in the pit you created. Take the soil you pushed to the side and push it back towards the center to cover the plant. Only stems and flowers should be visible at this point. If you're starting from a seed, you'll cover it completely!
Next, give your plant a decent amount of water and let it do its thang! And by that, I mean grow!
Anything new happening in your life? Let me know in the comments section!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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