Monday, August 23, 2010

Gardening 101

Yesterday was a really beautiful day. Perhaps Mother Nature heard I was longing for spring and gave me a little taste of it. I decided to take advantage of the sunshine and weeded the little garden at the front of our house. It was in need of some serious TLC.
I really enjoy gardening. Now if only something I planted would actually survive. I don't have a great track record! Now that it's all weeded and looking pretty again, I'd like to plant a few flowers, but I'm not quite sure what yet. I think I might try to visit a nursery this week and pick out something colorful.
I love the lavender! It smells really pretty and is right outside our bedroom window, which is lovely. That plant in the background has managed to grow back after being completely eaten away by snails at the end of summer last year. I'm worried they will come back for it when it gets a bit warmer.

Does anyone know a good way to keep snails away? Preferably something natural?


Clotilde said...

If you are dealing with slugs rather than snails, you can go out at night with a salt shaker and just salt them and they will dry up.

Not sure it works if it is actual snails with shells.

For your flowers, I think a flowering ground cover would look good!

Tracey said...

Salt works well on snails if you lay a trail of it around your plant. I have done it actually on the soil, which may not be the wisest choice. But I notice that your garden is small and nicely framed by those brick. It you sprinkled salt on the bricks that might do the trick.

I always vote for a hydrangea or a rhododendrun.

Cari said...

thanks ladies! will definitely try the salt thing!