Sunday, July 1, 2007Rain! Again. A really good deluge came this afternoon and soaked everything.
Friday, June 29, 2007Finally got most of the weeds from around the blueberries, before an afternoon shower showed up.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007Rain came at about 6:00 tonight and poured for about half an hour.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007Added a few more peppers (to replace the ones the rabbits devoured...sigh.)
Saturday, June 16, 2007Planted 12 tomato plants (replacements for the ones that bit the dirt due to the heat, and those that became rabbit food.) Argh.....
Thursday, June 14, 2007Watered all afternoon, then we enjoyed a downpour after the front lawn was finished ;o)
Thursday, June 7, 2007Hot again today - high in the 90s, so watering and more watering...maybe rain tomorrow!
Tuesday, June 5, 2007Hot - again, of course.
Planted marigolds around the tomatoes and nasturtiums around the squash - if they don't keep bugs way, hopefully they'll at least be pretty!
Saturday, June 2, 2007Planted the veggie garden:
Bed 1: 'Red Marconi' peppers
Bed 2: yellow zucchini & bush cucumbers
Bed 3: okra
Bed 4: 'Black Cherry' tomatoes (2) & 'Rosa Bianca' eggplants
Bed 5: 'Numex' peppers
Bed 6: 'Blushing Beauty' peppers (5)
Bed 7: 'Stump of the World' (2) & 'Boxcar Willie' (2) tomatoes
Bed 8: tomatoes
Bed 9 tomatoes
Bed 10 tomatoes
Bed 12 tomatoes
Bed 13 tomatoes
Bed 14 tomatoes
Bed 15 Tomatoes
The big squash beds have 'Jarrahdale' pumpkins, 'Sugar Baby' bush watermelon, 'Bush Delicata' squash and ''Georgia Rattlesnake' melons
Also added the Bluestone Perennials plants to the cutting garden, fertilized and mulched the entire bed.
Friday, June 1, 2007My Bluestone order arrived today - will get it planted tomorrow!
Friday, May 4, 2007Another busy, busy day. Lowe's had pinestraw, so I snagged 7 bales (2 trips), a Mazus reptans for the bog filter (whodathunk?) and replacement Loropetalums for the two that got KO'd by last month's frigid temps. The Loropetalums were just $5 each and next winter, I *will* cover them if we get a sudden cold snap like that again.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007Another successful foray (this time to the Co-op and Home Depot), and planting day:
1 'Red Futurity' dwarf canna
2 maidenhair ferns
1 'Kong' Coleus
2 purple Torenia
4 purple/white splotched Verbenas
The front door containers each have a 'Mona Lavender' plectranthus, plus two purple/white verbenas and a torenia. I hope the Verbenas do okay in the filtered sun.
The window basket got two variegated 'Ole' impatiens and two lamiums.
Also clipped the Teucrium around the fountain, got the fountain cleaned out and running, and planted hostas around the trees to replace those that winter killed this year.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007Every gardener in Rutherford County must have gotten bit by the gardening bug this morning. When I arrived at Martin's atthe not-so-bright-and-early time of 9:30, the parking lot was PACKED! Found lots of goodies to fill containers:
2 'Mona Lavender' plectranthus
1 'Magilla' perilla
2 pink verbenas
1 mixed min-bells sumthin' or other
2 perennial sweet peas
2 six-packs of petunias
several six-packs of annual vinca flowers
2 six-packs of nicotiana (in some cool fuchsia and "antique" shades)
1 six-pack purple salvia
1 six-pack Salvia farinacea
1 large 'Black Magic' Colocasia
Mission (almost) accomplished: everything around the pond an greenhouse has been planted. Plus the Cyperus and bloody dock from the Nashville lawn & garden show (and Loretta) each went into their own bog filter containers, plus some 'Tropicanna' starts in the biggest container.
Monday, April 30, 2007
Finally out of hibernation!The cold snap this month has left a lot of gardeners (including me) pretty shell-shocked. But time's a-wastin', so it's time to get a move on.
Today I got a load of pea gravel delivered, and we got it in the greenhouse and behind the bog filter. Yay - two BIG to-do's crossed off my list!
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