My Bluerays are still in the ground near my vegetable garden. I will dig them up and pot them, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. For now, they're find where they're at.
|Strawberries - look at those crowns!!!|
|Green Star Gladiolus|
Because I posted a picture before, I figured I would post this update. Now you can really see the ferns coming up, and the small bells on the Lily of the Valley.
|Ferns and Lily of the Valley|
It's probably difficult to tell where I planted them, but I staggered them throughout this area. Some are opening already but this spot gets zero direct sunlight, so we'll see. They make take a while.
I bought a squirrel feeder in hopes of deterring them from digging up my bulbs, along with the rest of my yard. Looks like it needs to be refilled, but it's worked so far and I think it looks kinda cute.
I received some ground cover from my neighbor, as well as purchasing some English ivy. Here's the ivy lookin' pretty.
|Roses - I'm not a good pruner, but I'm learning.|
|I don't know what this bush is, but it's attracting butterflies like crazy.|
|Dusty Millers - again, thinking they had died off.|
|Iris - One of my favorites and I cannot wait until they bloom.|
|One of the Red Buds I was talking about before.|
|The younger of the 2 Red Buds|
|I think these are some kind of Sedum? They look nice though.|
|There's my Sand Cherry, along with my "staging area." Ha!|
|Blue Angel Plantain Lily (aka Hosta)|
You can see the 2 black pots and a black pot (below center) - those are my Astilbe.
|Bleeding Heart, Caladium and Alyssum|
|Just a random shot|
Onto the vegetables!!!
|Garden Beans (the stalky guys, not the small leafy things)|
|Butterhead Mix Lettuce|
|The ONE Vivian Lettuce that survived. I started this guy inside. Next time, direct sow.|
|Red Onion sets|
|Still not a lot of action on the Rhubarb|
|Radish - pretty impressive so far. I have to thin them, but rather than cut them back I'm transplanting the smaller guys into the raised beds.|
|Yellow Pear Tomato - very pleased with all the rain and sunshine.|
|Mammoth Sunflowers - so excited to see how tall these guys get.|
So there you have it. Everything seems to be doing very well so far, and I plan on placing, filling, and planting the raised beds this weekend so I should have some other stuff planted/transplanted by then. This is by far the coolest project I have ever taken on, and it's so rewarding. I absolutely love gardening and I hope you're enjoying the blog. As always, I'd love some feedback, so any comments, suggestions, questions, etc., are welcome. As a matter of fact, I double dog dare you! Ha! Have a great weekend, guys.
P.S. Please try and ignore all the maple seed pods. As soon as I clear 'em, they're back again. UGH!