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Opps! I forgot to dig up and transplant the "Red Dwarf" asiatic lily plants that are now planted in front of the Dr. Ruppel Clematis, Today I spied one bloom and as soon as they finish blooming, I will dig them up and transplant them elsewhere. Their Plant ID tag shows that they grow 18 in. tall. Would love to have some more of this color. I know they come in other colors too but this is a rich, garnet color that I purchased the first Spring we moved here.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
May Day 2012
Today, my "Mrs. Bradshaw" started blooming. Seems to have a lot of buds ready to pop open. It was one of the seeds that I sowed in 2011(or was it 2010?)Regardless of what year it was planted, this is first year for it to bloom. We'll see how it does and how long it blooms if I keep it. Have more seeds that I can plant or give away or use for Wintersowing swap later on this year or early 2013.
May 2, 2012 It's overcast, cloudy type of day. Haven't seen the sunshine yet and I know down in Waldorf area they were experiencing a storm about 6 am..per Speedibean from DG. It kept sprinkling on me but managed to dig up some liatris, "Becky" shasta daisies, and a dianthus/pinks plant. "Becky" got put in the yard waste bag to go to Daisy heaven, but I will transplant the liatris and dianthus/pinks elsewhere. I discovered a clematis vine growing behind the azalea. Could it be from the Westerplatte clematis or Comtesse de bouchard that died? I dug up the westerplatte last year and discarded it. It could be either one but more than likely Westerplatte..Now have to decide what to do with it. Was able to get some bulb foliage turned down and tied up. Also did some the way Carolyn(Pa)DG gardener told me she does hers.
Will take a break and put my thinking cap on to decide how I'm going to manage to dig up more Forget-me-nots for Christiane without disturbing one of my Daylilies I planted last Sept. from Ruby and John. I can see I can move a bunch of shastas to back of bed where the Malva Zebrina came from. That will give me room for Geraniums in a few weeks. Need to buy garden soil to replace some low spots in garage flower bed. May also dig up the yellow yarrow and plant in in flowerbed with other one by sunroon window(Koback side) That might be where some other things will be going to be transplanted.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Good Friday bloomers
DH noticed we had a bloom on a flower he didn't recognize. When he described it as being Orange, all I could think of was a daylily had popped open. Went outside to see what he was referring to and it was a California Poppy bloom. I'd seen a pod on it the other day. When I first saw it, the bloom was closed but it opened fully and is pretty. I showed him where others Calif.poppies were planted. Some like that one will bloom this year, not sure of the ones I wintersowed this winter though.
BelPre Glassworks came to install our new shower door so that's one more home improvement project completed. It looks nice and the installer was a very nice, well mannered, young man named Shawn. He was very meticulous in removing that 35 yr. caulking. We are very pleased..Next we will look for a new vanity/bowl, then toilet, and flooring and have Larry to paint for us.
I would love to work outside in the flowerbeds but it is windy today and even though it says it is in high 50's, it does not feel like it. Cold, you need a jacket on.
Did volunteer jobs at church yesterday and today, getting ready for Easter services..