It hit 90 degrees today and the Pansies are done. They have pretty much melted – note to self, pansies are best in the spring & fall.
Want your begonias to grow 15 feet overnight? OK, maybe not 15 feet literally, but all you need to do is wait for a few 80 degree days and they’ll grow like weeds! (at least very pretty weeds.) Who knew??
Have too much Hosta? Is it over powering its neighbors or you’d like to use it someplace else to fill in an empty space? Feel free to hack at it – it will not die. Gentle is not the name of the game here – I had a monster Hosta plant and used garden tools to split it apart. It was not pretty but it did the trick and now 1 Hosta has turned into 3. Yay!
So now that I’ve (‘eh hem) moved the periwinkle, I’ve been trying to find a replacement and it seems all I can find are annuals. Super annoying!
I’d like to have as many perennials as possible so that they keep coming back. To make things worse I need a perennial that is shade OK. (Cause you know all sassy gardens throw some shade!) I finally found this violet: Awesome!
Posted by Mike | Posted in New Post | Posted on 29-05-2011
1) find yourself some red, white or blue flowers
2) position your BBQ next to your new patriotic flowers
3) add your favorite drink – let me recommend Mint Juleps:
2 cups water
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
32 fluid ounces Kentucky bourbon
8 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish
If all else fails – sing the stars and stripes while playing in the dirt. Have fun!
Posted by Mike | Posted in New Post | Posted on 27-05-2011
Look at this elephant ear! It went from nothing to 4 buds almost overnight – so exciting.
Now I need to find some red, white and blue plants to get into the memorial day spirit.
So it finally stopped raining and I was able to get the Honeysuckle planted – it took some maneuvering but the ivy that was on the trellis has been moved and replaced by the Honeysuckle. Now why move the ivy? Well if we bought another trellis we weren’t really sure where to put it so this seemed like the easiest option. Plus the ivy was growing pretty slowly (english ivy variety) so it wasn’t that hard to move.
I am unbelievably excited about the Honeysuckle – it will bloom from June-Sept and have yellow flowers. PERFECT!
PS – promise, pics will follow.