Wednesday, May 18, 2016
It has been a beautiful day - all day - and I have finally gotten some gardening done. On Monday I transplanted some ferns into my built-in planter box. Some look good but the bigger ones are a bit strained. I think they'll send up new shoots once the roots take hold.
Today I transplanted some of my perennials. The perennial garden started off being just a little piece of the back garden but it has grown and grown. The best flowers are the Echinacea - they have just multiplied like crazy. I also have three different colors of Bee Balm which is multiplying too. I want to space everything out a bit more. In the front the Daisy's are really coming in good - those should be transplanted too.
My goal is to have 1/2 of the back garden completely in perennials that bloom at different times but it is going to be a lot of work. The other 1/2 of the back garden will be for the bulbs that also have to be put in the ground (we have to dig them up every fall because they won't over-winter when it gets this cold) and then some annuals. I always like zinnia's, marigolds, and cosmos.
I also have a pretty large patch of garden that gets the most sun in our back yard - that's where the vegetables go. I have beans, summer & winter squash, carrots, radish's, lettuce, spinach & kale and I need to buy some heirloom tomatoes and some pepper plants. I've grown eggplant and brussel sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower - but they take a whole lot of work and give me only a little yield. I'm better off buying those at the farmer's market.
I am happy to get my hands back in the dirt but boy does my body ache tonight. I just may have myself a nice hot bath later on.