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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Hibiscus Saw Fly DamageI want to make a note that by mid June the Sawfly will have destroyed 50% of Lord Baltimore's leaves if not treated. I had my husband spray all my lilies when I started seeing a lot of Lily beetles and the Hibiscus still looked perfectly fine. So I told him to skip it. Now I wish he had done them at that time.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Cardinal VinesI always forget which Cardinal Vine I am growing. It does not help that when you search the different Ipomoea you see a different leaf form labeled as the same ones. I know there are different ones and I am trying to clarify them in my mind.
I can not grow the one that has the most dissected leaves. It is just not vigorous enough here. I grew a good ne last year but the person that gave me the seeds had Grandpa Otts type MGs mixed in so I could not easily save the seeds.
This year I grew the seeds of what I thought were from those plants but I got a very slow growing un vigorous form that still hasn't flowered yet.
Ipomoea quamoclit is the more finely dissected leaf form.
As far as I can tell Ipomoea x multifida is a cross of I. quamoclit and I. coccinea
Ipomoea sloteri is another name for the hybrid form.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
North Hampton Chrysanthemum ShowNovember
Monday, July 28, 2014
Aesculus pavia var. flavescensYellow Flowered Red Buckeye
I think this looks exactly like the one I ordered from a nursery a few years back. It was supposed to be a Red Buckeye. It took about 3 or 4 years to flower the first time and when it did it wasn't red!
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Blue PenstemonNot sure if it is P. strictus or P. heterophyllus. I'm leaning towards strictus.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Regret Planting Campanula takesimanaI now regret planting this. It is completely taking over my bed by the road. I didn't think it would be able to do that in my sandy sol, especially in the harsh roadside conditions. I was wrong! Looks like I have a lot of digging to do. :(
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Strawberry Beds PlantedAll three 4 x 4 strawberry beds are finally planted.
One with Seascape, one with Earliglow and another with All Star.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Plant a Chestnut Tree in Your Name//acf.donorshops.com/product/58D1CCF/plantatree.php
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Spilled Seedling TrayToday I spilled one of my trays of seedlings. At least it was the one with the least amount of germination! Tomorrow I am going to get it straightened out a little better and see if there are any I have more seeds of to re sow.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
I think I've grown these before...[[email protected]]
Poppy, Turkish Red (Papaver somniferum), packet of 100 seeds
(Turkish Red Poppy)
Family: Poppy (Papaveraceae)
Overwintering annual native to Turkey. The flower is bright red with a dark basal spot. The plants are multi-headed, more so than other "somniferums" I've tried. The flowers tend to last 3 days before giving way to the medium sized, perfectly round pods. This is a longer floral expression than is typical of other "somniferums." The flowers are dark red, not pink , not frilly. This is the poppy that gained fame from "The Wizard of Oz," beautiful enough to charm a winged monkey, potent enough to put a lion to sleep. For the wicked witch in all of us, by all means, scatter some seeds. Poppies prefer full sun and nitrogen rich but fast draining soil. Sow in fall or very early spring and thin to at least 4 inches apart for best performance. Scatter on surface, work in shallowly, and keep evenly moist until germ, which takes 1 to 3 weeks. We plant our's with the first fall rains, and this is a good method for gardens in the Pacific NW, but for gardeners in the midwest or colder eastern states, it will work better to sow in the early spring, as soon as the ground can be worked.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Bob White Quail SightingToday I saw a Bobwhite Quail in my yard.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Today in the GardenBefore the downpours began I managed to dig up my Marquee Lilies and transplanted a Salmon Sheen Daylily to the bed they and Tropical Dream Lilies had been in. Also planted my Apricot/Peach Mix Strawflowers (Bracteantha bracteata) seedlings //www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6095-apricotpeach-mix.aspx that had been on the decline for a couple weeks now. It took longer than I had hoped, to get them in the ground, but hopefully I'll see some flowers from them this year. I tried growing them one other time and they never made it to flower before the frost killed them. I can't remember when I started them, but it might have been much later than I started them this year.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Rose 'Sweet Fragrance'Today I planted my new rose Sweet Fragrance. I can barely smell any fragrance so I think it is an odd name. I do love the Coral Pink blooms though! I planted a small Geranium sanguineum 'Album' I got from Lazy SS Farm in front of it.
I also got my Salmon Sunset seedlings planted, hopefully it isn't too late for them to become as beautiful as in 2010.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Rainy DaySpent the morning cleaning up. Plan on thinning and transplanting Dianthus seedlings. I did a pack last night and have one left. If time allows I also want to pot up any seedlings I have that are perennial or biennial. That way instead of rushing to plant them now, I can just wait until fall to put them in the ground. I never have garden space for what I grow, I always have to make spots (or gardens) for stuff!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Accomplishments for the DayMorning was spent finishing digging up lots of Phlox and Monarda in the butterfly garden which I had started the previous morning. Although it made the garden look less nice for the moment it will be good in the long run because it allowed some less vigorous plants some room. It also allowed room for me to plant my new this year 'Gardenview Scarlet'. It was very pot bound and starting to dry out extremely fast after watering. So it was past do, I split it into 3 pieces but planted them all right next to eachother so they would fill in and look like one big clump. I am hoping they perform as well as my M. fistulosa, which don't seemed bothered by my dryish sandy soil. I have had the idea of moving all the straight species Monarda fistulosa out of that garden and keeping it to grow along the back edge of my property. I think it would be well suited to a wilder area than my butterfly garden. I also dug out all the Salvia transylvanica from the butterfly garden, I like this plant but I have decide it doesn't belong in that garden for reasons I don't feel like getting into.
Later in the afternoon I Moved 'Our Diane' Daylily from edge of veggie garden to new area along inside of fence. Also moved 'Purple Rain' Daylily and put my new Hardy Gloxinia in it's former place. Hopefully it will fill in and look nice there. As I was doing that I had to resist the urge to move my Reddish Pink Dianthus from it's spot and swap it with 'Itsaul White' Dianthus. I don't like the Reddish color where it is and thought the white would be nicer. While the red would be nice where the white is because it is a small spot. I had to tell myself, I need to focus on stuff that isn't in the ground and leave stuff like that for a time that I don't have a ton of other more important stuff to do.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Giant Swallowtail Sighting in NH!!I had a Giant Swallowtail in my yard this afternoon! I took pictures and double checked my Butterfly Guide even though I knew it was way too big and had that extra bar of yellow which would exclude the possibility of it being a Black Swallowtail. I just wanted to be sure there were no variable forms.. So when I get the pictures off my phone I will post it here. It was checking out the Ruta graveolens I have planted on the East side of my yard. I scared it off trying to get it's picture, and it ended up fluttering off to the west side of my yard and nectaring on the Salmon Pink Dianthus (that I don't think are Salmon at all but more of a very hot pink) that I let remain in the veggie garden. I knew there was a reason I wanted to let them bloom this year before I moved them!
Read more: [[email protected]]
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Lowe'sWent to Lowe's for supplies and wound up with an unusual flower I'd never seen before 'Hardy Gloxinia' Incarvillea delavayi I found some useful information here //www.gaygardener.com/gardenspot/perennial/peren026.phtml
Monday, June 3, 2013
Shady Hill NurseryPicked out some annuals for my containers today.
Verbena Aztec Red
Lantana Dallas Red
Read more: [[email protected]]
Dahlia 'Fantasy' //www.mysticdahlia.com/mysticfantasy.html
Calibrachoa 'Callie Mango' //www.gardencrossings.com/plantname/Calibrachoa-Callie-Mango
Monday, April 29, 2013
Lake Street Garden CenterThis Springs Purchases...
Korean Spice Viburnum
Sweet Bay Laurel
Geranium 'Coral Spice'
Monarda 'Gardenview Scarlet'
2 Columbine Aquilegia caureula 'Kristall'
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Home DepotPicked up some impulse buys to make a spring container.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Planted Baptisia australisToday I planted the 3 Baptisia I bought behind my pool. I have a vision of them growing tall earlier in the season than the Maiden Grasses and Hardy Hibiscus that are planted in front of them. I hope my vision works out. I've studied this area for the last few years trying to decide what to do there. Here is a picture of this area June 1st of this year. I photoshopped some Baptisia in. By no means was I trying to make it look perfect. Just rough draft it to get the idea. Baptisia establish very slowly so they probably won't look that tall and wide for quite some time.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Planted Clumping BambooToday I planted a Clumping Bamboo labelled Fargesia dracocephala 'Rufa'
I picked this up at Home Depot marked 50% off. I actually looked up a different variety and decided I'd try it for behind our raised spa. Since it said it got between 12 & 14 feet. When I went back to grab the plant I ended up with a different variety than I originally looked up but this one is supposed to get between 7 & 10 feet, so still quite tall. Hopefully it will be nice. Right now it is barely 12" tall and was in a Quart size pot. Here is a nice webpage about it. //www.bamboogarden.com/Fargesia%20sp.%20'Rufa'.html
This website was thesame one I had looked up the first Bamboo I had picked up. //www.bamboogarden.com/Fargesia%20sp.%20'Scabrida'.html Maybe I was lucky because it isn't listed as hardy.
Monday, September 17, 2012
PurchasesI tried not buying any plants this year. I broke down today and picked up 3 Baptisia australis, since I have been considering planting them for a while. I saw some at HD and decided it was meant to be. I also picked up a Plumbago at Shady ?Something? Nursery in Londonderry. I bought 3 there last year and made the mistake of trying to split each plant so I could have a wider more narrow area of it. Unfortunately I think that killed them because I only had one tiny piece return this year, from those plants. The girl working at the nursery said that I shouldn't split them because they don't take that well. I do have two plants that have been planted for a while now. I originally got them from Bluestone perennials. They were very small and since one has turned into a nice size clump. So I know I can grow them here. They are just very slow unlike in warmer areas where I've heard people complain of them being invasive.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
More LossesI also noticed none of my Warm Pink Dianthus from Bluestones came back. So they were hardy through one winter. They could just be short lived perennials, since a lot of Dianthus are Biennial. They were 'Helen' & 'Old Spice'.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Things I LostThis past winter was very mild but had hardly no snow cover. Some plants that I have noticed, did not return are Sienna Sunset Coreopsis and Sheila's Perfume Rose.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Rock Garden DianthusWhen preparing a spot for planting Dianthus, use 1 part each of soil, old mortar rubble and coarse grit.
When you live in the UK you have Horticultural Coarse Grit available. I am not sure if I've ever seen it around here but will check soon. //www.william-sinclair.co.uk/gardening/products/sand_and_grit
Sunday, July 31, 2011
AlliumCan't remember what Allium I have planted from Harmon Hill Farms. It is blooming now so it could be 'Summer Beauty'.
Another possibility is 'Millenium'
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Different Types of Mock OrangesPhiladelphus coronarius ~ Sweet Mock Orange~ [[email protected]] //dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=303
~Wild Mock Orange~ [[email protected]]
~Scentless Mock Orange~ [[email protected]]
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Wild RaspberriesWe have a big patch of Wild Raspberries in our yard. //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_strigosus
They taste pretty good, but they are rather small.
I am pretty sure we also have Wild Black Raspberries in the woods behind our house. I've seen them ripe in August when we go for our walks. Here's some info on those: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_occidentalis
Sunday, July 3, 2011
White Calibrachoa Hanging BasketHere's a picture of my White Calibrachoa I picked up yesterday. I love the way white flowers look against the color of my house.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
PurchasesBlueberry Bluejay //www.abnativeplants.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantdetail&plant_id=29
Blueberry Duke //www.burpee.com/fruit-plants/blueberry-plants/blueberry-duke-prod000503.html?catId=3048
Blueberry Spartan //www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1294/spartan-early-season-blueberry.php
Rose of Sharon Althea Hibiscus syriacus //www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek040622.html
White Calibrachoa (Doesn't say the variety) ~ maybe~ [[email protected]]
These are Whites in the PF [[email protected]]
Peach Evolution Calibrachoa
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Seed Starting Late This YearToday I started some seeds. I know it's late and some of them even recommend cold stratification but if I get some germination I'll be happy.
The ones that recommend cold stratification are:
Actually I just googled them and Everwilde (which is where I bought them from) says to pour 180F water over them and soak overnight. Maybe I will do that and add one more seed to each cell, so I can be sure one will germinate. These are perennial, so I am thinking I should still get bloom from them next year if I start them now.
I also did Silene regia in hopes I can get some germination without cold. It worked for me in the past but I'm sure the germination rate was no where near as good as with cold. I have some more seeds that I can winter sow later too.
Also, another Silene which is biennial - Silene orientalis. This should be fine because they germinate easily and I don't want them to bloom this year anyhow. I forgot to start a second batch the same year I got their first bloom, so this year they are very sparsley blooming. From now on I need to make sure I start a few every year.
For annuals I did a few packs of Godetia and I also started 16 - 3" pots with Mammoth Sunflowers, these should germinate and bloom early enough for it to not be a waste. I left the Sunflower seeds in my patio greenhouse rack, so hopefully they will do well in there.
The annuals that may not make it to bloom are the Peach/ Apricot Strawflowers I started. They recommend starting early in short growing seasons. However they have 75-80 days as Germination to Bloom time, so I do have some hope for those.
I did direct sow some Zinnias in the roadside garden on June 21st. These may only bloom for a couple weeks, but it is better than nothing. At the end of the growing season any color is always welcome.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
EstabrookI would like to take a day to check out this nursery //www.estabrooksonline.com/catalog2/perennials/perennial.asp?id=Primula
Espoma Soil Perfector //www.estabrooksonline.com/products2/fertilizer/product.asp?id=soil_perfector
What is Soil Perfector?
One application of Espoma Soil Perfector permanently improves the structure of any soil. Soil Perfector is made from a naturally derived, ceramic mineral that is kiln-fired at temperatures in excess of 2000° F. This process creates a durable, lightweight granule containing thousands of tiny storage spaces that hold the perfect balance of water, air and nutrients for an improved soil structure.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Starting a New Season in the GardenAlmost all the spring bulbs have finished now except a couple late Daffodils and my Purple Sensation Allium. This is the time of year at which I worry certain plants aren't coming back. It looks as though I lost all my plain green Miscanthus. Plus my Mesa Verde Ice Plant are all dead except one little spot in my rock wall survived. It must really like that sandy dry position. The weird thing is that they all made it through the first winter no problem. I'm noticing as I look through my Picasa Web Album, from last May, that lots of things are no where near as early as they were last year. I don't have a single Iris bloom yet and last year they were in full bloom in mid May. I haven't had enough time to be out in the garden with the camera, but hopefully I can start getting some pictures. I haven't taken any lately..
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Fuller Gardens NH//fullergardens.org/FullerGardens/index.cfm
Monday, July 19, 2010
SlackingI haven't been doing any gardening for a while..... besides pulling a weed here and there. I'm way behind on what needs to be done still. It has just been so hot every day or I have just had too many other things going on.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Too Much To Do...... Too Little TimeI've been working hard the last three days... I edged weeded watered and mulched the Rose Garden, Lily Garden and Daylily Garden that are along my pool fence. Plus I fixed up about 75% of the West Side of my house which is a total of 50 ft in length. Tons of crabgrass to fight in all these areas! OH and I had to dig up a huge Karley Rose Ornamental Grass that had outgrown it's spot and make a new planting spot for it. My DH adjusted some rocks along the back of the pool so that I had a larger planter for it. So I had to fill it in, it took 5 - 40 lb.bags of top soil plus 1 - 20 lb. bag of humus and manure. And to top it off my wheel barrels tire went flat after the second to last wheel barrel full, I had to use a bucket to finish.... So I had to carry these bags by hand all the way from my driveway to my very back of my .74 acre lot! I am not a large person so that really finished me off after all the other work I've been doing. I'm not used to all this exercise yet, this season. Plus I attempted to do a few laps in the pool, Big Mistake! Lol... My legs are so soar! and my lower back! At least I can take a day off and cook all day! If I don't all my food that I haven't had time to cook due to all my gardening will go bad..
Monday, June 28, 2010
Places I'd Like to VisitPlaces I'd Like to Visit
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Picasa Web Album UpdateI've been editing and adding photos to my Picasa Web Album all morning. Here is my newest album May Garden 2010. //picasaweb.google.com/FlutterbugGarden/MayGarden2010?feat=directlink
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Today's Thoughts for the GardenOut looking around at the fence garden, I decided the Blue Flax would look good behind the Lilies and between the Agastache. I think the height of them would work very well. Plus it will give me room to plant some new Dianthus I got from Bluestone's. One of them is blooming now and the flowers are super pretty! Plus they smell awesome! I wish I had ordered more while Bluestone's was having their half off sale I started a wishlist and when I went back to possibly place an order the sale was over! :(
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Iris 'Cheyenne Sky'My gorgeous Cheyenne Sky Bearded Iris is blooming beautifully! Love this one. :)
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Queen Victoria LouisePoppy that is supposed to be a salmon pink. Looks very light pink here, in real life too.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Garden ThoughtsI was out taking pictures this evening. I am not sure how the lighting was, it was during sunset, so hopefully I got some decent shots. I was examining my Shed Garden and I have decided the wild type Shasta Daisies, which I grew from seed, need to come out of that garden. Then it should look really nice. I think the other flowers that look very well suited there are include Lychnis which will hopefully be white which I grew from seed White Foxgloves I grew from seed are just about open and I was excited to see an Iris I grew from seed. I have to remember to double check my journal to see which type it was supposed to be. It is a very rich navy blue with some white speckles on it's throat. Hopefully one of the pictures I tried to take of it this evening came out good. Shasta Daisy 'Becky' (not blooming yet) are in back of the Purple Bearded Iris I got from a friend, though 'Becky' is not blooming yet but the foliage from them compliments the other plant shapes and colors. The 'Josephine' Clematis I planted there has a flower finally. It took 3 years to bloom since I moved it after it not blooming in a different spot. The bloom is only partially double as 'Josephine' only puts fully double blooms on old wood. So hopefully next year I will get a much better show. Although if I get a second flush they might be fully double. Fingers crossed she does well. I have seen some beautiful pictures of her fully mature (here on DG forums).
Last year I moved one plant of the seed grown Shasta Daisies, which basically look like full vigorous wild Oxe Eye Daisies. I wanted to see if it could survive on the east border of my property where barely anything grows well, besides Penstemon grandiflorus [[email protected]] some Ruta graveolens [[email protected]] Pearly Everlastings [[email protected]] and certain weeds. The soil is very sandy there and there are a lot of trees, so anything that grows there, has to compete with the tree roots. It is doing quite well there so I think these Oxe Eye Daisies (as I've decided to call them) have earned a home over there. My kids love picking them so I think they would be a great addition to a child's garden.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Spring UpdateSo far this spring has been one of dreams in my garden. The weather has been averaging warmer than usual and we haven't had a night with a hard frost in a couple weeks or so. My crocuses all bloomed at the end of March, the Tommis managed to start blooming in late winter. Even though it was only about a day or two before the first day of spring that seems to be quite a feat for them. Forsythias are already peaking bloom around town and I have a lot of daffodils and hyacinths starting. Lots of folks nearby have had problems with water in their homes, but thankfully we haven't had any problems. I guess there are some advantages to having a sandy soil. I just be sure to amend with compost in various degrees. If the plants are zeric I put hardly anything at all. I find even the xerix plants benefit from a small addition of compost. I think that is the only time I actually follow the guideline of digging 3" in. An example of an extreme amendment is for my Roses. I dug holes three times the size of the pot and replaced the soil with only 1 scoop of my native soil to 2 or 3 shovels of composted loam. Stirred it up real good right in the hole and the roses seem to be very happy. Most of them are showing good signs of growth already. Still waiting on a couple, but I still have faith in them for now. Happy Gardening :)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Boston Flower & Garden ShowBoston Flower Show is back!
Wednesday, March 24 to Sunday March 28, 2010
Seaport World Trade Center
Boston, MA 02210
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Black JungleBlack Jungle is going to be at this show Feb 18th-21st - //www.ctflowershow.com/tickets.html
and this Reptile Expo at the Raddison in Manchester NH April 11th - //reptileexpo.com/
They have other shows listed as well here //www.blackjungle.com/shows.html
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Crooked Garden Fort MyersNext time I make it to Florida I would like to try too visit this garden. //crookedgarden.com/
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Today in the GardenDid some cleaning up in the garden today. It was a very nice day for late November. It was about 54 degrees F, but when the sun was shining on you, it felt much warmer and there wasn't a lot of wind. Big change from yesterday which was so windy there was an emergency broadcast about all the people that lost power.
Mostly I just cut down some old plant growth that just didn't look nice to me. My section of garden along my fence that has my roses and lots of Verbena actually still looks nice considering everything is pretty much dormant now. The Verbena stays green and the spent flower heads still have a purplish maroon color to them. Also the Moss Verbena is still green and even has a few flowers that have managed to hang on.
I did stick a couple plants in the ground as a last ditch effort. One being a Clematis texensis which I had badly wanted. Hopefully it is will not suffer a terminal dormancy come spring. : )
Also I stuck a Yucca in the ground that a friend had given me earlier in fall. It was sitting in a pot of pretty good potting mix and I don't think it was a good thing because it appeared to not have any roots. However my friend could have given it to me with no roots because she is notorious for just ripping something up from the ground and saying "oh well if it takes it takes" lots of times the plants in question appear to have absolutely no sign of a root but she says it's like taking a cutting. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. : )
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Should Be Wrapped Up...I haven't done everything I should have yet but I did get the rest of my spring bulbs planted over last weekend. The weekend before I cleared out the garden in preparation for them. It took longer than I thought it would. I am so excited to see how well all the spring bulbs I planted perform.
I placed an order for Poppies today. I found some wonderful selections from One Stop Poppy Shop //www.onestoppoppyshoppe.com/servlet/StoreFront
I entered my selections in my journal under Wishlist >Seeds>Sub-Category Poppies
Today I found a blog with gorgeous pictures of a garden called Chanticleer //www.gardenvisit.com/garden/chanticleer_garden Here's their official website //www.chanticleergarden.org/
Here's the blog - you have to scroll down to see the really nice picture of the pond and the different Ornamental Grass gardens. The one with the path leading from the home down stairs - This is like a dream situation to me with my flat yard. //www.diggrowcompostblog.com/2009/06/chanticleer-garden-part-2.html
There seem to be so many gorgeous photos of this place on the web.. Check out a google search. //images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&rlz=1T4DKUS_enUS250US250&q=chanticleer+Garden&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=WnD7StX-JpC1lAfwipCUBQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CCUQsAQwAw
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Did Some Planting TodayToday I planted the plants I had dug up while changing stuff around in the Rose border. The remaining plants were Liatris scariosa - New England Blazing Star [[email protected]] and Amsonia tabernaemontana - Blue Star [[email protected]] I ended up deciding to put them in the Daylily border. I had enough room and plants to put 3 Blazing Stars between each Daylily in the rear of the border. Then in the middle, I put an Amsonia between each Daylily, with 3 in between the DL's in front. I also got my Allium 'Purple Sensation' [[email protected]] planted in the Front Walkway Border. I planted 4 groups of 3, so a total of 12 bulbs. I would have had 15 but I gave 3 to a friend so she could try them out. I used a fence post digger for the holes, so as not to disturb the other plants in there. I also planted my 3 Asiatic Lilies 'Jacqueline' [[email protected]] from dutchbulbs.com, these are to honor my late Nana who shared the same name. I planted them in my rock garden next to the Bird's Nest Spruce. I also got my 5 'Gypsy Queen' Hyacinths [[email protected]] from John Scheepers planted. I haven't received my bulb orders from other companies, so I am going to hold off on planting the other stuff until they come in. - Almost forgot about the two plants I planted in the mailbox garden. They are Hyssopus officinalis [[email protected]]
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Another Dutchbulbs.com OrderI decided to order a bulb auger from dutchbulbs //www.dutchbulbs.com/store/plantinghelpers/62927 and couldn't help but add a daf I had been coveting. It originally was a bit pricey but they made it a buy one get one free, so with that plus a promo code for half off my order, I decided I'd go for it! : ) //www.dutchbulbs.com/store/daffodils/12314
Friday, October 2, 2009
John Scheepers Order ArrivedReceived my John Scheepers order tonight at 4:30 pm. Checked it out a couple hours later and everything looks great. It's all right and there isn't a single soft bulb.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Blooming Bulbs OrderOrdered
5 Asiatic Lily 'Tropical Dream' [[email protected]]
5 L.A. Lily ' Marquee' [[email protected]]
25 Iris reticulata 'Joyce' //www.bloomingbulb.com/p-49576-dutch-iris-joyce.aspx
Saturday, September 19, 2009
John Scheepers OrderToday I ordered some Spring Bulbs from John Scheepers.
10 NARCISSUS FRAGRANT ROSE //www.johnscheepers.com/catview.cgi?_fn=Item&_category=Narcissi:PinkTrumpet&_recordnum=8155
10 NARC RIJNVELDS EARLY SENSATION //www.johnscheepers.com/catview.cgi?_fn=Item&_category=Narcissi:Trumpet&_recordnum=8417
10 NARCISSUS APRICOT WHIRL //www.johnscheepers.com/catview.cgi?_fn=Item&_category=Narcissi:SplitCup&_recordnum=8021
10 NARCISSUS WHITE LION //www.johnscheepers.com/catview.cgi?_fn=Item&_category=Narcissi:Double&_recordnum=8583
10 NARCISSUS THALIA //www.johnscheepers.com/catview.cgi?_fn=Item&_category=Narcissi:Triandrus&_recordnum=8549
10 NARCISSUS MARIEKE //www.johnscheepers.com/catview.cgi?_fn=Item&_recordnum=8321&_category=Narcissi:Trumpet
5 HYACINTH GYPSY QUEEN //www.johnscheepers.com/catview.cgi?_fn=Item&_category=Hyacinths&_recordnum=4548
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Brent and Becky's OrderI also placed an order with Brent and Becky's. When I went to place my order with John Scheepers I realized some of the things I had really wanted had sold out. Brent and Becky's had some of them and they seem to be pretty reputable, so I decided to place an order.
10 Narcissus - Accent //www.brentandbeckysbulbs.com/spring/productview/index.php?sku=01-0201
10 Tulipa - Fokker Fan Fan [[email protected]]
10 Narcissus - Obdam [[email protected]]
10 Narcissus Gigantic Star [[email protected]]
10 Narcissus February Gold [[email protected]]
10 Tulip 'Salmon Pearl' [[email protected]]
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Record High Temps. Today//www.weathernewengland.com/tim-kelley/record-warm-day-4-new-england-april-28-2009/1002870.html