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Joy=February Garden Planning

8 Feb

149th Year:  R. H. Shumway Seedsman

https://www.rhshumway.com

What may be better than Valentines Day?  Receiving the BIG, beautiful RHShumway seed catalog in February when the outside temperature is 20 degrees F.

I normally buy local herb/tomato/vegetable nursery plants in May.  This year, as well as plants I am ordering seed.  Three categories of plants have my attention.

  1. Gourds and Luffa Sponge:  future crafty bird houses, dippers and sponges
  2. Persimmon root-stock:  Regional fruit
  3. Annual flowers:  Zinnias, Snapdragon, Bells of Ireland, Cockscomb

Expect future posts on my garden expansion project.

 

Friday Photo: I Ching No. 55 Abundance

13 Nov
From friends, neighbor and colleagues  November 2013

From friends, neighbors and colleagues November 2013

From Houzz, Evolving garden

15 Sep

 

My Evolving garden…

I observed this year the abundance of large, long blooming flowers which had above average rainfall.  Two dozen varieties of daylilies and hostas never looked so good!

It will be tempting to water more in dry spells.

Originally, (15 years ago) my garden was primarily full sun…then transitioned more to shade as the surrounding trees grew.  This year we are transitioning back to full sun due to the lost of ash trees infected by a boring insect.

Some plants will be moved.

My third observation on evolving garden is the nature of perennial plant root systems which over time choke themselves.  Division required!

More plants will be moved.

 

 

Primetime for Peonies

26 May
Garden Parfait

Garden Parfait

Foxtrot

Foxtrot

Virginia Dare

Virginia Dare

Sword Dance

Sword Dance

Karl Rosenfield

Karl Rosenfield

These hardy perennials have gloriously bloomed in May the past twelve years.  The foliage stays attractive through the summer.

Alas, these iris are past their prime.  They had me in suspense for a year after I moved them from Nina Bay Farm.  I did not know what colors I chosen.

Iris added to three beds in the "South Lawn"

Iris added to three beds in the “South Lawn”

Spring Equinox

20 Mar
Joys of Spring

Joys of Spring

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-vernal-or-spring-equinox#.UUn-fR0yo_8.email

Together the beauty and science of spring.