Sunday, March 22, 2009

Eye Spy... something beautiful in my backyard

We are aren't big on gardening in our family, but the winds of change are coming. Maybe 3 years ago we bought a huge blue pot for $25, largely because they usually cost $100 and we love a bargain. About 2 years later, we bought a little magnolia and planted it in said pot. Then did nothing. The plant has proved to be very hardy and survived with the odd watering and rainfall, but didn't grow any flowers. Until now. About a month ago I got all green thumbed, and bought some osmocote and dug it into the soil in the pot and voila! 

Happy days.
Thanks to Beyond Pink and Blue for the theme this week and to Cindy for hosting.


Hoppo Bumpo said...

Magnolias are just beautiful. I wonder if it has a lovely perfume?

Cindy said...

I am one of those that cant resist a bargain even if I have no use for it. You will have to post the pic once it has bloomed.

Christina Lowry said...

Wow! I manage to kill anything in a pot! If it isn't in the ground, and it isn't jade, it is just a matter of time before it gives up!

Monica @ bpab said...

Oh well done! That Magnolia is gonna be something so beautiful!
We were blessed to have a large established one in our front garden when we adopted our home. It flowers two times a year and has the most amazing tree shape when it has no leaves on it.
Thanks for visiting me this week!