Welcome to my Gardening Blog.

In October of 2012 I moved from Anaheim CA to the Mojave Desert. So the older posts will reflect my gardening before the move, and my newer ones are after the move. Now that I have a huge yard and sandy soil (the opposite of what I had in Anaheim), I have to learn how to adapt.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pansies and Johnny-Jump-Ups

Months ago the automatic watering system in the front yard stopped watering one of the flowerbeds in front of the apartment.  The landlord never fixed it and 2 of the camellias he planted when he bought the place died.  The gardeners eventually dug out the dead ones but left the holes. So I thought maybe they were going to plop in 2 new shrubs any day.  Well, it's been about six months and we recently found out the landlord is putting the place up for sale. No wonder he stopped taking care of the place. So when we went to Lowe's today I picked up some pansies and johnny-jump-ups and planted those in the gaps, and filled the two holes with the soil I had dug up to plant the bedding plants. Problem solved.  And pansies cheer me up.  Now I just hope our lead footed neighbors don't squash them when they throw a ball out of bounds.

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