Posted on | June 2, 2010 | 27 Comments
Greg told me not to write another post about the garden. I know it’s kinda boring but that this is my life right now. Working and gardening. What I’ve learned: Don’t buy 2 yards of mulch if you have an urban size garden. I’ve mulched my house, two neighbors gardens, and an island in the middle of the street…we still have a pile. Now what? I guess I put up a free mulch sign?
I learned this week not to cut your lupine. Let it go to seed if you want it to come back and spread. Same with the foxglove. We’ll have to wait till next spring to see if that trick worked.
My double rose peony poppies are coming up. I think I have three plants? They seem to coming along. I remember reading on the packet that they may not bloom the first year. Again, we’ll have to be patient and wait and see.
Also, my iris. Looks happy and it’s growing well. But no flowers. What’s up? My mom said I may have planted it too deep. I gave the plant a tug this morning and exposed the rhizomes. I removed the mulch from around the plant because the moisture can make the rhizomes rot. Let me know if you know any good iris flowering tips.
Besides that the garden is coming along well. I outlined the new back shade garden in stones. This coming weekend the stone will get replaced with cobblestones. Using small stones made it easy to play around with the curve.
Note to self: I need to find more flowers that bloom in May. I would love to do some more allium in different sizes. That’s the report from the garden. I’ll be out on the corner pimping the mulch till sunset.
Posted on | May 28, 2010 | 8 Comments
Yeah! I’m all done with work for the week. I hope everyone is wrapping up their work and getting ready to relax for the long Memorial Day weekend. Have you ever tried this beer called, Pork Slap Pale Ale (available at Haley’s in mhead)? Greg and I are both loving it and who doesn’t love to drink a beer with two pigs belly slapping on it? Ok maybe you don’t but it’s funny nonetheless.
My mulch came this afternoon. I ordered 2 yards, not sure if that was too much or not? I ran outside to do some test spreading but then I got tired. You gotta take things slow on a holiday weekend, right? Above and below photos of the garden, mulch, my zinc planter, and our new flag— which is hung bizarrely high; I’ll have to move the bracket.
Have a great long weekend. Next week I’ll return with some fun summer potluck recipes. I’m the queen of cold side salads! Make some Maine Whoopie Pies or a Rhubarb Galette to tied yourself over; both are pretty darn delicious for a summery weekend.
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