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People typically think of spring time when they think of flowers, but Fall is also a great time to spruce up your garden with a little more color. So that's exactly what I did.
Our exterior entryway was lacking a little pizazz, so I hopped on over to my favorite hardware and garden store to pick up some marigolds and Scott's Miracle-Gro. They have a few varieties, and even though I potted my marigolds, I chose the garden soil (for in-ground use) because that's what I'll mostly be using it for. If you have mostly potted plants, go for the Miracle-Gro for potted plants.
Miracle-Gro soil is super inexpensive and it's worth it because it helps give your plants and flowers the nutrients it needs to grow to its utmost potential.
I chose marigolds because they had a fall-time color scheme. I chose a red, orange, and yellow variety and put them all together in one pot. Luckily, I had an empty pot laying around just for this.
Here are some steps for properly planting flowers in a pot:
- First, you need to put the potting soil at the bottom of the pot.
- Take your plant out of its plastic pot and ruffle the roots a bit so they can grow out further.
- Set your plant in the pot and make sure there is the right amount of soil beneath it. The soil should be level with the the original plant's soil when complete. Also make sure there is a bit of room at the top of the pot for watering. You don't want your soil to go to the brim.
- When you have enough soil beneath the plant, place the plant(s) how you want them in the pot. Then fill soil around the sides, patting it down slightly to compact it, but not too much. If there is too much air, all the soil will sink down after your first water. If the soil is too compact, it wil be too hard for the water to soak through all the soil. However, if you find later that your soil has sunken down, you can always add more to it, so that's not a huge problem.
- When you're done, water your plant and set it in the location of choice.
I put mine next to our cute new shed we built:
I really like the colors of the marigolds. They put me right in the mood for autmn.
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