A Knockout Rose is loving the South Carolina red clay soil.
We visited family this week, and greatly enjoyed a stroll in their
beautiful garden. I stood amazed at what has developed over
the past six years. It has been, and continues to be a true
"labor of love" for these two hard working gardeners.
Long an admirer of this garden,
I asked about the pots and how they stayed so
healthy and lovely. I learned the secret.....
"a combination of potting soils....
beginning with pebbles in the bottom of the pot, a layer
of potting soil/garden soil....
then a layer of peat moss (middle layer) and another
top layer of potting/garden soil."
The peat moss, an important part of the combination,
makes for a deeper root system as the plants
reach for the peat moss moisture.
I've taken many photos of this charming little garden,
and will post more soon.
"Thank you "sweet folks" for a lovely time.
.... still keeping you in prayer.
Blessings for all.......Dee Dee
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