Time to Plant!

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Today was a seed-planting day at Trisha's Flowers. It's still amazing to us that such beauty and life can come from such a tiny seed. We love to watch the garden change and grow over the next months and still get giddy when we harvest all that colorful goodness!

We're trying some new techniques this year in the garden. Weeds can be an expensive and time consuming problem. This year we're trying some new methods of planting that will hopefully cut back on the amount of weeds in our cutting gardens. For some of the seeds we planted today, we laid down a layer of newspaper, 'watered it' and then added a layer of topsoil. The hope is that the seeds will be able to grow in weed free soil. Secondly, we laid out some weed fabric or 'woven ground cover' for planting some of our bigger plants. Just cut an 'x' in the fabric and then plant your flowers in the small opening. We'll see how it turns out this year and let you know! Here's hoping we can spend a lot more time harvesting and a lot less time weeding!