I've still been scrapping away, although I haven't posted here in several weeks. And I'm still working on my little patio garden. Apparently, gardening is addictive. I've got it really bad. I can't go anywhere without looking at plants and wanting to buy them. Yesterday I planted the last of the plants I've bought, and told myself, "No more!" I can play with my seeds, but no more buying plants.
Right now I'm playing with some grass seeds. I put cat crass/oat seeds in some hanging planters, I have some wheat grass that I'm going to use to fill in some areas of my herb planters. And I have some blue fescue that I read is a decent option for indoors. I really want some more indoor plants, so I hope this grass works out.
There is so much to learn about gardening. I have trouble even with the terms "annual" and "perennial." It's the word annual that throws me. Annual ... yearly ... oh, it must come back each year. That's how I want to think. But I think I have to go more along the lines of: Annual ... once per year ... oh, it just grows once.
So much to learn, and I have learned a little. One of the plants I started from seed (I think it was from a seed pack called Butterfly Flower/Swamp Milkweed) was starting to get yellow spots. I did a little reading, and decided to try some fertilizer on it. I did, and after a week or two the yellow spots started to go away! Boy, was I proud after that. I have now fertilized all of my pots and planters and plan to keep doing that once per month.
Here are some pictures from my little patio garden.