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Viewing Pippi21's Garden Diary: Side of house flowerbed
Friday, June 8, 2012
Removed 2 more hydraneas from side of house
May 25, 2012
Had Mr. Bower and Cathy to dig up 2 more hydrangeas from the side bed so I could have more room to plant peony, daylilies and iris. I cut back all the foliage for them before they came. It was 89 degrees today..so that saved them some time. He mixed up a bag of potting soil with some of my Bumper Crop soil conditioner and filled in the holes and planted Holly's burgundy peony and Christiane's pink peony bush and the iris and daylily plants that John and Ruby gave me. I have been dividing the pink creeping phlox so there will be nice color in the Spring. Also planted my Prairie Sun rudbeckia seedlings and transplanted some small larkspur seedings to see if they will grow and have been keeping this bed watered well. to give all the new plants a good start.
Have also added hunks of the coreopsis "Zagreb" that Laura gave me for Mother's Day from her flowerbeds..The "Zagreb" are in full bloom in the garage flowerbed now. I could probably divide those again in the Fall and add some of that to the bed in front of living room window or make more clumps in garage bed.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Let's add some more color to that flowerbed
The yellow and white daffodils have been so beautiful this year. I think they are two years old.. I have been thinking of adding some more color on that side for the Spring blooming. I am thinking of adding either alyssum or ajuga as an edger. Ajuga is a perennial and we had it at our former home where we lived for 27 yrs. It was always the first thing that bloomed in the Spring..beautiful blue/purple blooms. It will spread and about every 3-5 yrs. it will get crown rot and has to be replaced. Easy to take cuttings from one of the healthy plants though. Adding in some more colorful bulbs behind the daffs would be nice..maybe chose daffs or tulips that bloom after these daffs are finished would be a good idea. If I chose ajuga as an edger, I wouldn't have to worry about WS it..but have to watch the spreading..Maybe that side would be good for some daylilies. The forsythia bush has started blooming this week. It is at the beginning of that bed, followed by at least 4 mature hydrangeas that when they start putting on all their leaves and blooming take up a lot of space. I have had Mr. Bower to remove some of the hydrangas last year as it was too crowded.
The original owner of this house is deceased and I'm sure when he planted those hydrangeas, he never realized how big they would get. They sure are beautiful and last a long time when they bloom.