I have a secret to share with you today.
I hold in my hands, or head maybe, the secret to having Blooms like the Biltmore! Long, long ago, when I lived in a land of rich loamy soil and mild summers, I was quite confident of my gardening skills. In fact you can see one of the posts I shared in my Washington State gardens HERE. Alas, since moving to the red clay land of Upstate South Carolina my green thumb has wilted.
Last year I did all the right things. I brought in organic topsoil, mixed it with mushroom compost, and native clay (which they call soil), watered, fertilized, and planted beautiful plants from one of Greenville’s best nurseries. Everything seemed to be doing fine until summer wore on, and the drought that came with it. In spite of our watering system, I lost nearly one-third of everything I planted. 🙁
Well, because I inherited SISU from my Finnish mama, I’m here to tell ya’ that I’m not giving up, and I’m back at it this year, prepping, planting, and praying over every single thing I place in the ground.
Now, let me share with you my secret to having blooms like the Biltmore!