Every day when we come home from school, Bro jumps out of the car and asks, "Mom, can I go see my beautiful garden?"
Of course we take a moment to check it out.
Um... it still looks like this.
How do we water all of our stuff? Right now we have hoses stretching across our yard that are hooked up to an automatic timer on the spicket. However, we need to think of a better way to water this stuff. I'll get to that in a moment.
For Mother's Day, Dear Husband and Bro prepped some land next to the house for my sunflowers.
I checked the stash of seeds I bought and found Mammoth sunflowers and Giant sunflowers. I didn't read the package carefully. Let's just say... Mammoth sunflowers could reach almost to the window. Gulp!
Is this tiny little seed really going to be a mammoth sunflower?
Even Bri joined in on the fun.
Bro planted the seeds and gently covered them with soil. Good boy!
Many gardeners have pointed out that it can sometimes be a challenge to get the teens to participate in the process. As you can see, my teen is no different. She cheered us on from the sidelines though.
It was a fabulous Mother's Day. I never thought I would enjoy a day like this so much.
Now for the watering issue.
This is our current set up. One main hose comes from the spicket in the back. There is a splitter and it connects to two hoses. One hose waters the grass we are growing in the front and one hose leads to the veggie garden.
These hoses are run by an automated timer that turns them on and off.
However, now I need to also water the sunflowers on the side of the house as well as my new hydrangea bush along the back fence (a gift from my mom).
My question is this.
How do you manage watering your plants and flowers?
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