June 17, 2014

Fairy Meadow

So, I got this stuff! And we threw the ENTIRE BAG into our little garden plot. (the directions said to sow in 25 seeds per square foot. we took that to mean......THE ENTIRE BAG!!!)

It's a week and a half later and there are little sproutlings! Kind of. I was supposed to plant these seeds over a month ago. Actually, I think I was supposed to plant them in mid-April. At this rate, I might get something resembling a real flower maybe in October?? I should have gone for plants. I thought this would be a super low maintenance idea, to plant a charming fairy meadow, I got the idea from Posie Gets Cozy, and I thought hurray for wildflowers and just throwing some seeds down! Now it's mid-June and I don't think there's enough time for these things to grow into flowers.

Sigh. This gardening biz just really ain't my bag.

Isn't the package super cute though??

19 comments:

  1. Have faith, M! Most things bloom later than normal in our funky climate. Such a great idea!!!

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    1. i tell you, have we been having June gloom or WHAT??? I just also planted one lone strawberry plant. And a tuberose. Which also should have been planted long ago. We're having the garden o' random this year! :)

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  2. Haha! I've thought of doing the same thing! I figure, well, it's cheaper than planting beautiful flowers that I know will die because I suck at gardening. It's so hot and muggy now, though, I don't feel like going outside... Good luck!!! :)

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    1. aaaaah muggy.....i like muggy. yah, i'm a freak. makes me think of Hawaii! Andrew hates muggy weather with a passion. As damp as the Pacific Northwest is, is also strangely dry -- not very humid and rarely muggy!

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    2. Midwest muggy is NOT Hawaii muggy, as my former Marine husband will be quick to point out. It's just soupy and sticky and sometimes stinky. ;)

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    3. oh my. ok gotcha! stinky does not sound like a plus. I wasn't down with deep South heat and humidity (that's where my cousins live) -- that was just UNPLEASANT.

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  3. Give them time. Wildflowers are basically weeds and you know the saying, "It grows like weeds." ;) It will be lovely.

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    1. good thought! I'm hoping for a lovely plot of beautiful weeds!

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  4. Side note: I wish Posie was on Instagram

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    1. i'm buying anything Alicia's selling -- if she had a book, I'd buy it. Cookbook, I'd buy it. A calendar, I'd buy it. I'd follow her on every social media if she were on it! Love her blog so much!!!!!!

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    2. She has two embroidery books... and they're very, very pretty.

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  5. Another Alicia fan, I see! Yay! I must say, Melissa, you had me at your title; fairy meadow. Happy sigh.

    With a bit of luck you might end up with your garden looking something like this:

    http://sbmillefeuilles.blogspot.fr/2013/08/flower-meadow.html

    And then you can dress up your sweet daughter with an airy fairy Liberty dress too :-)

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    1. is there anyone who isn't a fan of hers???? b/c it's the best blog ever, that's why! oh my goodness, I remember that post of yours so well. it truly is the wildflower meadow of my dreams!

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  6. The bag looks really nice. I hope your garden will soon be filled with beautiful flowers! Oh I wished I had a green thumb and that I wasn't so afraid of worms and caterpillars. I probably will never make my own garden. If I want one, I'll have to save money and pay somebody to make it for me!!! Good luck with the gardening!

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    1. if i won the lottery, i would have the awesomest garden ever! i'd have two -- a cool japanese garden and an english cottage garden :)

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  7. My gardening never turns out how I plan it. Things get eaten, burned up, never grow, etc etc. I am really good at growing parsley, though. I'm going to hang on to that. And I'm totally buying a fairy meadow packet next year.

    Which reminds me of a story. Paul and I were at a used bookstore over on the west side of town and I was looking at the holidays section and there was a fairy cookbook--for adults. Paul was all WTF and I explained to him that there are adults out there who believe that fairies actually exist and they have to be fed. While my husband was laughing, this woman turned to us and said in a very indignant manner, "Fairies DO exist." Maybe I've just never seen one because I don't have a fairy meadow?

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    1. that's how I am with my chives! my chive plant is a super grower!

      omg a fairy cookbook for adults??? i have to see this! i am here to tell you....i honestly believe fairies are real in some plane of existence. i can already hear my husband laughing.....

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    2. I love all that paganism/folklore stuff. Love it. I'm rereading a book called Hearth Witch for like the fifth time even though I am not a Wiccan. There are homemade face cream recipes in there! I've tried many times over the last 15+ years to not be an atheist, but it never works. At this point I just see myself as "culturally pagan" but also "culturally Episcopal" like French people see themselves as "culturally Catholic."

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    3. Hearth Witch?? I needs that booky! I'm culturally pagan as well, ha ha love that!

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