Friday, June 30, 2006Yikes! I realized I've never captured any full-length photos of this bed when it's in full bloom. Oh well - guess there's always next year! Here's the daylily bed winding down by the last of June.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006After cataloging nearly every plant in bloom this season, I started major rearranging of this bed to move/remove some of the duplicates and give a better mix of colors when it's in full bloom.
Saturday, April 20, 2002Move all the daylilies to their new home (assuming they have one at that point!)
Thursday, November 8, 2001Piled another 8" layer of leaves on the bed; watered them in to help keep them from blowing. I should be able to add at least one more thick layer of leaves from the front yard.
Saturday, November 3, 2001We gathered manure this morning, and laid a trailer full on this bed. Watered it to help it break down and be more evenly spread among the leaves. Will cover with more leaves as they come down.
Friday, November 2, 2001Started the lasagne layering process for this bed - went through LOTS of newspapers! Covered them with a 10-12" thick leaves for starters.
Sunday, September 23, 2001Covered with heavy (7 mil) plastic sheeting, stapled down. Will leave until the leaves are off the trees, then do a "lasagne mulch" with leaves and manure.
Saturday, September 15, 2001The bed is done thanks to Tony and Shea working on it for two weekends. We ended up making it 30" wide inside the landscape timbers (vs. 18"). It's 90+ feet long. I'll need to work on finishing off the area around the mailbox ASAP, as it would have been too narrow to run it all the way to the road.
A few other changes to the original plans: Instead of adding the daffs this fall as I had originally planned, I'm going to try solarization until first frost, then remove the plastic and do a "lasagne" mulch with newspaper, leaves and manure and let it sit until spring.
Susie offered to let me come take her daylily thinnings next spring, so I'll get those planted, then put in daffs next fall. It won't be finished as quick as I'd like, but it's probably better for the soil to do it this way instead.
Tuesday, June 19, 2001
Initial NoteAn 18" wide bed next to the driveway. I think it gets just the right amount of sun, and would cut down on weedeating chores if the lights were placed within the bed. This may be THE bed to work on this fall.
Tuesday, June 19, 2001It would be nice to do this bed this fall, especially if we can ge the tree down from the middle of the yard. Grinding it could provide us enough mulch to cover this bed for the winter, and fall would be a great time to plant the daffodils. We could get the landscape lights redone at the same time, since we'd have it dug up anyway.
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