Happy Wednesday, my friends! Today I want to share with you a new discovery~the best fertilizer ever! My husband and I were in Blowing Rock a few weeks ago with some friends and we couldn’t get over how gorgeous all of the flowers and hanging baskets were! The petunias were so full and massive and we had to find out their secret!
Actually, I wrote this post on Monday, but our internet has been spotty ever since Monday afternoon. But we are finally up and running again after trying to reboot the system ourselves and several frustrating calls to Spectrum. Apparently, our router and modem needed updating? Seems like they would do that automatically? Anyway…..We were with two other couples on the trip to Blowing Rock, NC and the weather was glorious! Such a nice break from the heat! So, we played nine holes of golf with the guys one day and one of my friends and I decided to go shopping the rest of the afternoon instead of playing more golf. (Nine holes is just enough golf for me, since I’m still a beginner.) Here are some of the gorgeous petunia baskets! I don’t know about you, but my petunias never look this good!
We’d already marveled at how gorgeous and healthy all of the flowers were and when we spotted a nursery, we decided to stop in. Again, their plants and flowers were so big and healthy! We knew they had a secret… So, we flagged down a guy who worked at the nursery and asked him what they used to make their inventory so amazing? His answer came in a 33 ounce container called “ALGOplus”. Ta-da!!!
ALGOplus is an all-purpose liquid fertilizer in a concentrated form. You mix 2 teaspoons of fertilizer to two gallons of water and they recommend once weekly fertilization. I usually only feed my flowers once a month and perhaps that’s my problem! On Amazon it’s $23.89 plus free Prime delivery. Kind of expensive, but it’s concentrated, so it should last a long time! Below are some window boxes at the nursery. Have you ever seen such amazing hay racks???
Aren’t they spectacular? So amazing! It looks like a mix of grasses, Mexican Petunias and sweet potato vines. Stunning! Makes me want to whip out my hay racks and plant them like these!
Anyway, I’ve fertilized my planter twice now and it’s already looking better! I only wish I’d known about this in the Spring! What’s your favorite fertilizer for your flowers? If you have a secret, do tell!
Oh, and here is a darling little greenhouse at the nursery. Isn’t it a cutie? I’m trying to convince my husband to build me a greenhouse similar to this one but made of vintage windows and doors at our lake house. He’s still on the fence because he has so many other projects going on, but maybe I can make a compelling case to have a greenhouse if I can start all of my plants from seedlings. Think of the money he (we) would save!
And a little side view of the greenhouse. Isn’t the detail on the top to die for? So charming! I think Happy Hill is screaming for one of these!! (Of course there would be a fabulous chandelier inside!)
Well, I am gearing up for dinner tonight as our neighborhood’s member/guest golf tournament starts this week and we have company! Yay! So, have a good afternoon and thanks for stopping by! Until next time, please check me out on Facebook and Instagram! I love it when you do! xoxo Dell