Walking tours, another poor gardening year I fear


It’s been a very busy last few weeks.  It’s also been unusually hot, more like August weather.  I started cleaning out my flower beds, putting down newspaper and mulching and tilled up the garden area.  I replanted corn, but with the dry weather the second planting hasn’t come up.  Watermelon, cucumbers and cantaloupes started coming up and were promptly eaten by bugs.  I’ll replant this weekend just before the next rain. I finally put my volunteer tomatoes in the garden.  I had a couple of beautiful plants coming up in a compost pile, so I dug them up and into the garden they went.  

All American Chief daylily

New Note daylily

The warm weather has encouraged some of my daylilies into an early bloom. Late irises are finishing up their bloom cycle.  I had planned an open garden with a brunch on May 26th, but there’s no way I’ll be ready both in the garden and the house. My house is still a wreck.    For some more blooms this week check out my gardening blog.

Ruby Spider daylily

 Raven Girl iris

5/24/2012 2:54:59 AM

Dave, I haven't been able to post comments, so forgive taking so long to reply. Our area really cares about it's history as it shapes our future also. It's great that you have some one who can give you insight about your property. Thanks for the compliment about my flowers, I love flowers, will plants. I'm afraid the chipmunks are loosing two to zero right now. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

5/12/2012 1:51:59 PM

Mary, your area likes to remember the history that has happened there, doesn't it? I think it's an important thing to remember what has happened on the land. I am slowly learning about the new garden property that I have acquired. It's fascinating to hear about the different phases that the area has gone through. Fortunately, there are a couple neighbors that have lived in the area for 50 years or more and have a veritable plethora of information about how the area grew and evolved. Your flowers are beautiful. I really should plant more beauty in the garden. My practical side always wants useful results but some times that should just be the beauty of the plant, don't you think? I'm trying to break that old farmer row crop mentality but it's so ingrained in my psyche that it's difficult to change it. I know Cindy has to smile every time she sees my attempts and planting flowers all in a neat row evenly spaced instead of natural nature clumps and groups. :0) Have a great day with the chipmunk chasing hooligans.

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