Both Dwayne and I love rhubarb. We have been trying to figure out where we can put some rhubarb without changing his mowing pattern. We got the opportunity this Spring to help someone thin their patch down. So… we had to figure out where we were going to put the rhubarb. Dwayne went to the person’s house, dug up a bunch of rhubarb and brought it home. We decided to put it in an area between our two new raised beds, since it was out of the mowing path and we could still get into the raised beds when needed. But first, some things had to move.
We moved a hibiscus to be closer to it’s relatives. Dwayne got the two big hibiscus at a local pop-up nursery years ago and the smaller one came from our friend, Betty, down the street and around the corner.
This is the low spot in our yard so it stays a little more moist, which they love. Now we will see next month if the move hurt it.
The other items dug up were a peony and a yarrow, both of which will be making the trip to Belle Plaine on Friday for the Benton County Master Gardener’s Extravaganza on Saturday (8-9 is the plant sale and other events go through Noon, First Lutheran Church). If you are interested in checking it out, check out the Benton County Master Gardener’s Facebook page.
There are also a few irises and a couple of rogue trillium in the bed. They all seem to be doing well. And the rhubarb seems happy, too!
It is already about three times this size! Of course the rain and cooler temps helped. Now we just have to wait a couple more years before we can really enjoy.
Posted under Spring