Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Planting Days

I love the sun on the house at 6am. It's gonna be another hot one today and I am planning on putting in my tomatoes, peppers, squash and green bean seeds, so an early start is needed. But first, a catch up on how things are progressing everywhere else. 
I shopped for veggie plants yesterday and had to bring home these red leaved begonias. I'll squeeze them in somewhere! Next to them are two pots of squash, yellow straight neck and Black Beauty zucchini. Not shown are my tomatoes, Black Prince, a Russian heirloom, Super Fantastic, and Beefmaster. I only bought three plants, by mistake. I am sure I will remedy that next time I go to town.

My presprouted basil seeds are up and just adorable. Maple seeds want to find a spot to grow too. No way, Jose. All the plants in the deck planter are going great, since they got in before the heavy rains, I know they have a good root system already. All the eleven hydrangeas have flower buds...I am just waiting to see flowers soon.

The front bed Mountain Bluets are in bloom and the Preen seems to be controlling the weeds in that bed, so far. These hosta are the kind that get lighter green all season until the end when they are just a creamy yellow. I love those, but can't remember which variety they are.

The perennial salvia is blooming and next to it is the big peony, which may open today. I am relieved that the coneflower section is perking up after being transplanted from all over the yard. I have white, pink, orange and red varieties. I hope! This was the year for transplants, as I de-accessioned plants from the beds and brought in better choices. This section housed an overgrown Shasta Daisy last year, and it was a monster that had to go. I just hope the coneflowers 1. grow and 2. behave.

I couldn't resist these red pots, which have 4th of July colors in them. Blue lobelia, red superbells, and white petunias. I may have to sneak a few nasturtium seeds in there too. The one hanging pot easily has space for cascading nasturtiums. I'll poke those in today.

I like a little blue in the garden...

Super amazing blue hostas. Sigh...
OK. Time to get on the boots, the gloves, pop some Motrin and grab my walker.

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  1. Everything looks so beautiful! I could use you at my house! I threw some coneflower seeds out in the garden and am waiting for them to get big enough to tell them from the weeds that are coming up too. I do ok with plants, but I don't have a lot of luck growing things from seed.

  2. It's like living in your own private park! So beautiful.

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  4. Everything is so gorgeous. I used to have a beautiful yard before my knees gave out. I really enjoy seeing what you are doing to your yard over the years. What an artist you are.

  5. Your garden is a sight for poor eyes, we are well in to Autumn here not much flowering but we do have wonderful coloured leaves on the deciduous trees.

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