I got this from DIRTYGIRL&! - I love it. She called it a BABY SUN ROSE! I think I am going too bump it up to a hanging basket. I am soooo hoping it will winter over as a houseplant. And hope to also take cuttings of it!
Well, I bumped the baby sun rose to a hanging basket and it now has more room to grow.
Also made a hanging basket of creeping Jenny. Terri said that they do it in her neck of the woods so I thought I would give mine a try. Had to stick a lot of starts in it.. so maybe in a few days we can take a look at it as it settles to growing. It is not very pretty now!
Between yesterdays rain and today. we got somewhere between 3.5 to 4 inches. I hope it clears up. The hub told me that we have a Baltimore oriele nest out in the prairie and I want to take a looksee!
Finally got my new Blue hydrangea planted in the garden. I did take a few more cuttings to root off of it and have a few started too that I bumped up to bigger containers.
Bumped up some tomatoes to hanging baskets. I think I did about 15 of them with three in the basket. I am hoping these are cherry tomoatoes. They were volunteers in the gardent where the cherry mater was last season.
I dug up 4 baby snowball bushes, 3 honeysuckle vines, one sweet autumn and potted them.
We planted 15 green hostas that were in pots to a new garden bed, transplanted about 32 more hostas from another bed. Dug two evergreens and moved them to the new bed.
Planted one snowballbush to another bed. Put in some variagated hosta in that bed.
Moved some daylilies to the sitting garden and moved some containered hostas to the wood box there.
I made some coleus cuttings and also did a flat of mum cuttings.
We planted 13 aussie willows and watered them and the plants we potted.
I weeded the tomato patch and pulled weeds from the container plants.
I'd say we had a full day. And yep, there is a nest back there where the hub said. We are not fully sure if it is a baltimore oriele or possible some other bird that will weave a similiar nest. We did not see the parents yet.
We did see some 60 plus finches going at the seed that the birch tree has dropped and as the day went on, the number of birds there keeped getting larger! What a sight to see so many yellow birds and their mates and also some red finches!
Here is that creeping Jenny I started.. its a tad dirty yet. I think I am gonna set this and the baby sun rose out in the rain.
Here is KONG coleus. It is getting huge. I am afraid I dont have a bigger pot so I hope it will be happy.
Looks like its past time to snip those chives. The chives in the black pot are in a 4 inch pot to give a better idea on how big KONG is so far. I expect that coleus to get much larger. Hope the cuttings I took will make it and I hope to winter them in the house as a house plant.
Herer are the green hosta transplants and the two ever greens. The evergreens are reall small and the hostas will cover the wood edge of the bed when grown. Actually when we are done it will have emerald blue creeping phlox hiding the wood edge so we will not see the booboo in the wood where we put the joining peice. Sometimes when on a budget we gotta fudge things!! LOL!
Goodness knows how we are on a budget.. if we had money we would be "dangerously" gardening with so many new things!! But we are frugal. We use many recycleds in our building and decorating here.
Hi Blossom, You've been busy! How is the Kong Coleus doing?
Good luck with the cherry tomatoes, they will need lots of water with 3 sharing a hanging basket!
My Begonias are starting to show a couple of leaves now and I have some snapdragons ready to go out.
Is that a day lily in the last plant picture? Very pretty!
Tep, that is Stella de Oro daylily in the last pic. I got another 10 divides from another clup I pulled yesterday and have 5 more clumps to dig out. Sheesh, I just may get enough for my dogleg bed on the border! Thats where the new plants are going! Moved those fromthe greenhouse this morning..
Looks like the turtle heads are going to go to IRISH.
I took some cuttings of the coleus. Momma Kong looks like a bloom is forming. I need to transplant some of the coleus cuttings already. Thansk for reminding me by asking.
I have 37 hanging cherry tomatoes. Guess time will tell how they do. Yup, water them just about daily and they have plenty of organic manure in them and so far looking nice and healthy. Cant wait to see them hanging over! I also have about a dozen beefer tomatoes in pots.. jeez, I dont know what to do with those yet...should I bump them to bigger pots or plant them?
I only had a few begonias and their cuttings are not doing as well. Might have a couple new plants. Terri, have you tried them as houseplants? Like keeping them through winter?
I just pruned my snaps back and hope they get bushy now.
Well weather wise we had your London fog. Could hardly see this morning and it is slow to lift. Hope it does not get humid.
Finally got my new fern planted and I dug out a daylily that I have had for 5 or 6 years now and has not done squat. It was Blueberry Sundae and was amorphadite plant. Dang too because I paid good money for it and it has never grown or bloomed. Soooo very disappointed.
Well, guess I better get digging.. I feel like I am doing exersizes. 1-2-3-4-5 more stella to go... then I am gonna have to start replanting them .. right now, the divides are only going to pots.
Hi Blossom, I'd plant the beefy tomatoes, easier to look after in the ground and they don't dry out as quickly as pots do here.
I don't have any Begonia houseplants, my Mum has a few nice ones. The corms I planted are very slow!! Guess it's just not warm enough yet.
One of my snapdragons has opened, it's salmon pink... yuk! It should be bright red and yellow.
LOL! Salmon pink... awww mate thats not too bad, it will grow on ya!!
I dug three clumps of Stellas yesterday and still have to divide them. Been moving my matoer baskets around the hoop house trying to get them spaced for when they start crawling over the pot!
Looks like more rain.
I got a parcel at the PO so gonna go run down there and get it. Hope the postal monsters did not do it an injustice as DIRTYGIRL71 said she sent me some more Baby Sun Roses which are adorable! Oh boy oh boy!!! Gonna make more baskets! Im really haninging it up this year! LOL!
Well, I ended up witn 4 new baby sun rose baskets and I just love them! They are shown below!
Today I finished out also doing the Stella de Oro divides. Put up 23 more new plants of those. I figure I need about 500 for another bed I am working on in the future. First I have to finish the one projegarden though that the new divides are heading for.
We pruned some trees, cleaned up some debris and watered all the containers. Got all the hanging baskets moved to where they are going to hang for the season. I am supposed to be gettign some loofa seed.. I am thinking I just may try them in hanging baskets and let the vines creep down to the hoops of the hoop house. Dont know if it will work, but am gonna give it a go!
Well here are the new baskets of baby sun rose. They should settle in nicely and take off growing in no time!
the Petunias went into hanging baskets and the herbs went part to a hanging basket and the rest were potted seperat for a culinary potting arrangment on the patio table. I also bumped up the coleus cuttings.
We lost some hay today due to rain.
Will have to take some pics tomorrow. I need to log some bloomers to the June 2009 In the garden... Follow me!
Me pepper pots! Even got a wee pepper on them! Now thats a first in this garden! Usually I have miserable luck in growing the peppers in the ground so this is the first time I tried containers for them. So far so good. I find the bell peppers do not like all that much sun.
Path needs a mow! The purple is my jurassic garden phlox, the wisteria on the arbor too right, then in the back is the jurassic helopsis, the path is bordered with varigated hostam then daylilies and tiger lilies and whatnots!
Well it rained this morning so I did not have to water container plants. Than goodness for that. So I gathered up the pots that died and took them to the GPS to recycle some of the potting soil. ON the way I noticed the baby sunroses needed a pruning so I gathered up some cuttings and made a few more new hanging baskets. I potted up a strawberry basket too.
I have about a dozen of the baby sunrose baskets. I wonder if any will winter over up here. I got them form DIRTYGIRL77 and she is in Florida...I am so hoping because they seem to like the summer here!
The strawberries that beautygirl sent me along time ning berries next year. Never tried it, but I am on a basket kick this year recycling all those hanempty hanging baskets I have accumulated in the storage shed.
I wish I could trade my nursery cans for more baskets! It has been a love to move them about and nopt have to bend over on containers on the ground! Back savers they are.. oops, the secrets out!
The strawberry basket looks a tad bewiltered but it should perk up by tomorrow!
PA pa pa paaaa pahhhhh! Presenting KONG the monster coleus and his buddies! The momma kong is the tallest one (with the spikes) in the background, then her two cuttings, then the boots coleus.. those are the smaller variety... they are also cuttings so are not mature yet.
Daaang that Monty, he had to slither in and leave his hide before he croaked... jeez, derned snake is gonna haunt me for sure.
Well, the tomato baskets are tomatoing! Some got a little bunch of cherries already The rest are flowering. Surprising, they are not hanging down as I thought they might. Well maybe they will eventually! The season is young yet.
Hi Blossom, All your plants are looking great! Love the coleus collection, will you keep them inside over winter?
Your toms and peppers are growing lovely, won't be long now before you'll be eating them.
Thanks Terri, well heres the first one mate, Consider it payment in kind for yer weed yanking back there... There will be more to share later thats for sure! Looks like a good couple bushels coming on strong from those measly plants!.
Hope you enjoy that mater Mate! On the coleus, I am going to try to winter a few in the house... Dont know how well I will do because I have a great knack of killing things in the home. My house is not really plant friendly for somereason. But I give it awhirl every fall through winter and some make it some dont! I wished I had a full time GPS...that would be awesome, but heating it is a killer.
All your plants are growing well Blossom, flowers and veggies.. Great isn't it !!
I don't know if I'm going to do any plants or seeds over winter. What always happens is I start off with good intentions and come Dec, Jan, Feb, it's too cold to venture out to the greenhouse or dark when I get home and they all end up dead. LOL! Usually I sow stuff in the spring when it's easier to look after.
What are you sowing in the Autumn? I may get some ideas from you!
It's been raining again today, so I didn't bother going to my plot! Goodness knows how many courgettes there will be, probably a couple of marrows by now LOL!
Enjoy your day off, there will be lots of weeding to do over in my plot next week!
I did not do any zuchinnis or cucumbers. Maybe next year. I was gonna do onions but it was too late after the floods
Well, today I have sunny nice mild weather. I am hoping to finally get that loofa planted in the garden. It looks like maybe I can get it out of its pan without to much root disturbing. I still need to bring up a cattle panel so it can climb on. I am not putting much hope on getting any sponges this late in the season. But never know... Even a little one would be coool!
Well, I have to water all the containers in my garden did we finish your plot in watering yet? I just put some pelleted fertilizer in many of my containers.. so if we are done watering your plot, I will start mine!
Let me get that loofa in first and go get the hoses.. that sure beats doing it by a sprinkler can eh terri! There, I put a wire cage around it so my bunnies do not gobble it up. Its my only lonely loofa!
Forecast is calling for rain... hmmmm we shall see on that. We do need it.If no rain comes I will up and also plant a few and collect seed.have to water the tomaote baskets. I will have to water the plants IN the GPS.
Well, I got some daylilies dug for some of my traders... finally (YAY!) So some of you whose patience with me has been wearing thin, they are coming. I swear my best laid intentions this year have all gone awry, but I am working diligently on catching up!
I struck some cuttings off of my Endless Summer hydrangea again today. Made four starts...I lost the ones I started earlier in the spring. All but one went to the compost! So maybe these will start. I also took a few more cuttings of the baby sunrose. That plant is doing tremendous here for me!
Well, I have PARDON ME, a cute little red dwarf daylily on the bench here to divied so I best get after it. And then I have to get back to weeding and watering.
Well, I got the weeding and the watering done for the day.
Then I lost a belt on the mower. It didnt break, just slipped off so that should be an easy fix. The other problem.. dang it, I busted a hose on the tranny and lost all the transmission oil after I parked the mower in the barn. Gads. What else. Sheesh.
Keeping busy then Blossom? Hows the loofa doing?
Good to hear you got your new camera, great! What are burros tails?
We haven't had a HOT sunny day for weeks here, typically English summer, dull and rainy lol.
Found this huge broadleaf weed growing in the bed by the GPS...at first I thought KILL IT! I was about to take aim with some weedkiller and then I got to thinking.. this sure looks like a zuchinni to me! Is it? I am soooo hoping!
Ok, well, no ones letting me know on that big broad leaved weed there.. so I gues I will just keep my fingures crossed and hhope it is.
Remember my tomatoe project where I had volunteer cherry maters come up and that I planted them to hanging baskets.. well, here they are. They are just starting to mater, Some have decided to droop over the pot while others are staying spindly and reaching up. Silly mators!.
I am wondering... some are kind of yellow. I planted many of them in horse manure in the pots, I am wondering if they are "burnt" from the manure or if they need more fertilizer? Dont have a clue. Guess I could add some to a few and see what happens. I think they are fert deprived myself.
Hi, sorry missed this yesterday! Yes it does look like courgette, Yay! Looks good Blossom.
I love those ornamental kale, good idea for autumn colour, might see if I can find some seeds and try some too!
You could be right about the tomatoes, maybe they need some soil!
Well, I weed killed a patch and might take a few of those hanger maters and plop them in the ground.
BTW, that questionable zuchinni.. it has the makings for a fruit on it so I will be watching it.. almost looks like a dang punkin! Oh please be a zuke!!!
The loofa has a tendril and is ready to grab onto something... but nothing is in reach yet! Hehehehe!
Ok, got potting soil. Need to clean off the bench from the last project... oph oh, make that projects... oh my, ever so behind Blossom am I!
I also need to bump up the grapes to gallon cans and boot them out of the GPS so I can plant them this fall. Finally got a spot for all 12! YAY! Just hope they wil grow. The are purple grapes and very tasty. My first ever trying from seed!
The hub told me about a new daylily farm near us.. Oh oh.. he should have never done that as he knows I cannot resist.. I need to get out to see my daylily guru too. Five plants from here this year just is not enough!! Then I must try to find that newbie! Eeks!
Ok, run run trun, lots for this lame wonan to doo!
(Psst, terri, should we have a kale contest! hehehe... seed starters!)
Hi Steven, glad terri could introduce us. Welcome to my GPS. I have not started my kale yet; I will be planting them in my lil greenhouse (alias the Glorified Potting Shed!!) when I get them going. And as for variety, they are just a mixed color variety. no specific name and flowers as on that seed packet above.
I have been AWOL for a day or so so I still have not finished jobs I started a few days ago and as soon as I get caught up, then we will get to the Kale. I asked Terri if she thought we should start a Kale thread. But I dont know if more would join us, but lets see what she thinks!
Anyway, I think I figured out what that huge broadleaf thing above is. Its is not a zuke. Looks more like a volunteer pumpkin! Maybe in a few more days I will have a better id on it, but here is the sport of its fruit!
I am exhauset, I watered all the hanging tomato baskets I have going and fertilized them, Then tried to make sure the plants in each basket were going to go through their proper spaces between the hanger wires. I weeded them and watered them and got to try the old fangled water spout the hub modified for me specifically for doing the baskets! YAY, now my carpal tunnels are better!
Well, today I got the mater plot watered. I also checked the mater baskets that I fertilized yesterday.. they are perked up a bit. I got the green bell peppers staked. They were so heavy they were falling over in the pots!
I picked daylily pods, cleome seed, four oclock seed and got pink holly hocks harvested.
We took a trip to the bog and I got some neat photos of some new bog plants there.
Did a little mowing and that was about it.
Tomorrow I need to catchup where I left off cleaning the mess in the GPS. Get those grapes bumped upo, Move those remaining tomatoes out of the greenhouse, bump the annuals out and just straighten out whats left so I can get to doing those kale!
Checked also on the taters.. hm,mmm awful weedy. Need to get them taken care of and sure wish we would get a good rain. They are a tad yellowish being moisture depriced to say the least for being puny.
Then was walking by the asperagus patch I mowed the other day and low and behold, got enough to make dinner for us tonite!
Today I bumped up coleus, begonias and some impatiens to larger pots... The Kale looks like maybe one or two seedlings have sprouted.. I think it is going to be hard to manage them between the heat and watering them.. .
I watered the maters and a few other plants and thats about all I got done. Did collect some seed from the 4clocks though.
Gotta get mowing and need to dig out a couple daylilies
Thanks terri! I think I will pick the biggest this weekend!
Got my mowing done for the day... I noticed the hub mowed the tater patch.. geuss I will be grubbing taters soon.
I did not get my daylilies dug. I was being pestered by one of Montys realatives...grrrr that blasted snake. He decided to hole up in the clump I was gonna be digging and well that put the kibash on that! He was chasing the frogs and just irritating the heck out of me. He is bigger than Monty too. ugh! Like 3 foot! I need to talk to Geek again to make those blasted things invisible! Been a lot of snakes this year. To which thrills Ole Blossom NOT. Ever since Monty had it in with the mower.. there have been more and mower of his friends pestering me...
Well, I'm going to stay with the folks next week so I've been trying to get stuff done around here and at the lottie!
I just hope the rest of the family do the watering and pick and freeze like I've shown them., while I'm away.. lol!
I'm working on an idea for a new thread , 'leaf manipulation' basically having a play with leaves and see what turns out!
Hope to get to the lottie and check on me 'erbs. tomorra.. lol!
Im gonna try to dig that daylily tomorra and hope that Montys menance is not lurking there. Seems we got a huge run on garter snakes.. they are the black ones with a yellow stripe, but shoot, we had a rat snake earlier.. and he was huge! Course they could be the size of a pencil and that would scare the poo out of me! I just hope they do not hole iup in my pots when it comes time to bring those in the house.. Holy God that would be terrible! Bad enough they terrorize the poor frogs. I hate that. I love frogs!
RIBBBBET! >> got some new pics down at the basket o frogs link!
I have to rake the choppings from today tomorra and mow s'more!
That new leaf thread sounds interesting.. let us know when the link is up!
Well, you have a great day and I will yak at you tomorra! This old dirty dirt water blonde has gotta go scrub!