Many months ago, a lady-friend expressed the desire for planters in front of her porch. On a very nice Wednesday afternoon, February 10, I started the project. First, I began to hydrate a block of coconut fiber (coir). Second, I added some old, and new, planter soil. Mark down plants–purchased at Lowe’s last Fall–are ready for transplant. ~~ I checked the Old Farmer’s Almanac for information because I’m eager to give the plants the best possible start. Fortunately, gratefully, it is an ideal time to transplant/plant by the moon. (“More bang for the buck.”) Currently, midget-size plants in relation to the super-size planters but Cape Honeysuckle, Mexican Petunia, and Lantana will thrive in that sunny location.
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Continuing, Thursday, February 11, 4:00 PM: I’m weary; strenuous exercise!! ~~ I lost sleep last night thinking about problem of planters under the eaves. One hard rain and the planters would be flooded (and “drought resistant” plants would suffer–and die?). ~~ I questioned my friend and relocation was fine with her (or no planters at all). To move the planters further from porch is prohibited because they would interfere with riding lawn mower. ~~ Two containers, adding soil, and transplanting six plants, were enough lifting for this old lady. The third planter will be added soon.