13 Things I’m Putting in My Patio Garden


Thirteen Things I’m Putting in My Patio Garden

  1. (1) Red Beefsteak Heirloom Tomato plant
  2. (1) Husky Cherry Red Hybrid Tomato plant
  3. (1) Sweet 100 Hybrid Tomato plant
  4. (1) Jalapeno Pepper plant
  5. (1) Red Bell Pepper plant
  6. (1) Cilantro plant
  7. (1) Fernleaf Dill plant
  8. (a lot) Yellow Onions (they just came in this big bunch, I didn’t count them)
  9. (a lot) Red Onions (my mother in law and I split all the onions in half and shared them)
  10. (a lot) Sweet Texas White Onions (so it’s not like I’m going to have onions coming out of my ears – I hope.)
  11. (1) Strawberry plant
  12. (6) Orange Variegated Marigold
  13. (6) Yellow Marigold

I bought these when we were at Walmart the other day. The weather was sunny and warm and spring was in the air, … I felt inspired and ended up coming home with this lot of plants.

I also came home with a bird feeder, birdseed, a hummingbird feeder and some hummingbird nectar concentrate. I’ve never had bird feeders here before, so I’m going to have to experiment and find a good spot for them. Oh, and of course, the birds have to migrate back for the spring. 😛 We’ve already seen a few birds, so I think they’ve started coming in. In fact, I hear some twitters and whistles out there now. Just.. not at the bird feeder. 🙁

I have a covered back porch which gets partial sun, and an uncovered front porch which gets lots of sun, and I hope to turn both into patio gardens with various containers and pots. In addition to the things I’ve already got, I’d also like to add:

  • lettuce
  • oregano
  • mint
  • flowers that attract hummingbirds – some petunias at the very least
  • flowers that attract butterflies – apparently marigolds are, so that’s good!
  • Pansies – just because I love them
  • and maybe even a lime tree! – how cool would that be?

I can see it all in my mind’s eye. Question is… can I make it happen?

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March 26, 2009 4:12 pm

You can do it! Try a gazing ball, too, if you like them. Hummingbirds love them.

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March 26, 2009 8:56 pm

I made my own nectar last year (boiling water and dissolving sugar). I looked up how much sugar on-line. I also read that it didn’t have to be red. My first two batches I dyed red. Then with my two feeders (single bird feeders hanging at the same height on my clothes line) I tried red vs. no color. No difference in how fast they drank it. I also did blue and green for fun. They drank it, too. You could do a science experiment with your kids for school!

March 27, 2009 12:59 pm

What a great start , its too cold here yet for me to do anything but get ready !!Its always to great to see the future num nums !!

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Zoe Ann Hinds
March 27, 2009 1:42 pm

I would like to suggest to you that you make your own hummingbird nectar solution. It is quite simple, easy, and enexpensive to do. Here are some things you need to know when doing this. First, Use a ratio of 1:4 when making the mixture; meaning 1 cup of suger to 4 cups of water. You will want to heat the water and disolve the sugar completely. Don’t overheat the mixture, as you don’t want to make a syrup mixture. Let the mixture cool completely before filling the feeder. Second, do not put any red dye or coloring in the… Read more »

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