Well, it didn’t take long. I think I’ve lost two of the bright pink ‘Million Bells’ in one of my window boxes. It has been hot and I guess the lesson here is that they need to be watered much more frequently since the boxes are small and there’s really not a ton of soil in there to hold water. Sigh.
Must get a watering can with a long neck! That way I can water them from outside the house which will be easier than removing the screens and watering from inside, which is what I’ve been doing since my pitcher / sprinkling can won’t fit through the window bars from outside.
We’ll see if they bounce back after this morning’s watering. If not I guess I’ll have to replace them.
The back porch container garden is doing fairly well – the herbs are happy, the tiny chili peppers are happy, and my night-blooming Jasmine is about to flower…but my geraniums…not so good. They are getting a lot of sun, which I thought they liked, but the flowers seem to be drying up even though the soil has been kept moist.
Trial and error, I suppose. Maybe I’ll try moving them somewhere else…