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Birthday Gardening

Friday, 01 Jun 12 Sunny 25°C / 77°F

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Most of the blooms have run their course, but the daylilies are blooming like mad. I was delighted by the hummingbird that visited them. He/She also checked out the spiderwort, which didn’t seem like a hummingbird-ish flower to me.

Transplanted one of the squashes; hope it likes the new area (which I amended pretty heavily with compost and manure), but it looked pretty immediately distressed by the move.

Dug up to of those two trees coming up under the fence from Barb’s side of the lawn. I’ve been wanting to get at those for years, so that was fun to cross off the list. The poison ivy is quite notable on Barb’s side of the fence, growing up through my lilac tree. Blurg.

Planted sweet potato vines behind peppers in front to make the purple foliage pop a bit more. I think it still gets lost up there… Next year, I think I want lots of pink petunias and some accents of blue. I want mounds of recurring color. But the sweet potato vine with the black foliage of the peppers would be a lovely container planting.

Planted the barrenwort over by the chester blackberry. It will probably be very happy there. Look forward to seeing it bloom next spring.

Put up tomato cages. I bought a bunch of red-plastic coated cages.

Transplanted a lily that was trying valiantly to grow under the peonies. I dug it up, and put it next to its almost-ready-to-bloom brethren. It’s going to be a different variety, but that’s OK. I think I might want come more lilies over there in general, for summer blooms.

Selective morning glory weeding has turned out great. I have purple ones, and some light blue over toward the house.

Next tasks:
Weed strawberry beds
Weed herb garden in front
Dig out tree-lets in front/side bed.


  • Mamabluestem

    Mamabluestem wrote:

    So, happy birthday! Sounds like you spend birthdays like me, playing in the dirt!

    Posted on 02 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    Happy Birthday! sounds like you had a good day.

    Posted on 02 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • glgardener

    glgardener wrote:

    Happy birthday to you! :-)

    Posted on 02 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • HollyBee

    HollyBee wrote:

    Happy busy Birthday!

    Posted on 02 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • KathN

    KathN wrote:

    Happy birthday!

    Posted on 02 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    Happy Birthday! Many tasks accomplished.

    Posted on 03 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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