Saturday, April 25, 2009

What I'll Be Doing This Weekend . . .

Raking leaves from flower beds . . .


Pulling weeds from same beds . . .


Planting new perenniels . . .


Fighting voles!!! See the damage they are causing to my prize hostas . . .



Digging Holes . . . . .

Fertilizing . . . .


Watering . . .


Digging up, dividing, and re-planting established perenniels, like these daylilies . . .





Note - the white stuff to the right of the daylily is the shells from safflower seeds. There is a feeder hanging just above this plant!


Here are some things I've already planted . . . . .





Pineapple Sage - a true performer in the garden!



Black and Blue Salvia - see the hostas the voles are eating??? Oh! And does anyone want any spearmint plants???? I pull them up by the trash bag full several times a year and put them in the garbage!





Heuchera - Peach Melba





Now blooming!!!





One of my two (identical) new bird feeders!


Vole Holes >>>>







Yesterday I spent $16 for a 10 pound bag of 'mole/vole repellent'. I'll let you know how it works, because obviously the traps are NOT working! The varmints are licking the peanut butter coated traps clean nd never once tripping them!


And things I still have to plant >>>




Pin Cushion Flower - it was almost dark when I took this - it looks like I spent tons of time clearing the background, doesn't it!






Heuchera (Coral Bells) Key Lime





Heuchera - Midnight Rose (My Favorite!)



And all of this >>>>>




A fairy rose, peach colored flowering quince, English dogwood, sage, parsley, thyme, dill, oregano, fennel, basil, hyacinth beans, moon flowers, heavenly blue morning glories, black and blue salvia, foxgloves, hollyhocks, more pineapple sage, gaura, dianthus, and who knows what else is in there! Oh! and on the newspapers, the goodies my aunt gave me yesterday - lemon balm, monarda and shasta daisies!


So, if I don't get back for a couple of days, please know that I'm having fun 'playing in the dirt'!!! Have a great weekend, doing what you love most! Blessings, Becky


3 comments:

Floral Still Life said...

I plant mostly flower seeds, but I quit because we're supposed to get a lot of rain the next couple of days. It sure does look like you have a lot to transplant. I really do pity your poor back. Do you have any help in transplanting or do you do it all yourself? I posted on my blog today a still life image of red flowering quince. I NEVER heard of pink. Is it just like the red, but different only in color?

Mildred said...

You have a lovely variety of things to plant and it looks like our GA weather is going to be very cooperative! Your iris that's blooming is so pretty. Take care and don't get sun burned - it's supposed to be in the mid 80's!

Martha said...

What a nice garden -- there is something about a garden . . .that relaxes your spirit. Love your plans and your plants!