I can’t wait until this is overflowing in a couple of weeks!

I mentioned yesterday that I stopped by Aman’s Farm & Market to buy a new pot for my African Violet. I failed to mention I saw an extremely cool planter on sale on my way to check out.


Love it.

I have been researching how to propagate annual plants so I can keep them growing inside over the winter and replant in the Spring. If I can manage this I will save a ton of money and the cost of propagation is minimal outside of some patience.

Off I went to Genrich’s Garden Center, which is my local greenhouse nursery less than a quarter mile from my house. I can frequently be seen rolling one or two kids in a radio flyer down the sidewalk going to and from Genrich’s. They have a fantastic selection of annual and perennial plants. In addition to standard garden center fare, they are florists. The thing I love about this place is the quality of their plants are usually exceptional. For this reason, I don’t mind paying a little more for the quality.

Genrich’s have a V.I.G. (very important gardeners) program that earns reward points that effectively amount to a 30% off discount when they decide to allow the points during a sale weekend. This¬†4th of July weekend is one of those weekends. Sale prices, buy one, get one on six packs of annuals, and the V.I.G. discount is all fantastic as I ended up with petunias, potted and six packs of coleus.

I currently have five to nine varieties of coleus. We shall see how well I can keep them this summer and over winter.  Until then, I will continue to work on what I have and browse the local selection for ideas!

-Nurse David