Mother Nature has not been kind to my inner Gardener. I wanted to get those tomatoes in the ground two months ago. It was very difficult to not buy those lovely warm season annuals. I did head over to Harmony House in Waterloo and buy a few things.
Now that the weather has been nice and it appears the frost is over for the year, I have been trying to get stuff done! I planted the liatris and bellflowers from Harmony House on our “hill”. The coral bells went into the front raised bed around our ash tree. I still haven’t put in my Strike it Rich Rose.
I had a plan to put it at the corner of the house, but Dwayne informs me that he would like to put something else there. I’m now trying to decide if there is enough room in between a couple of plants on the south side of the house.
We got some tulips in a pot that needed put into the ground.
We put them with a bunch of other tulips in a raised bed.
We put out the hummingbird feeders and the Oriole jelly feeders, too.
Both species have returned to our yard.
The butterfly feeder made a return as well.
Neither of us are sure that the butterflies are even utilizing it, but we put it out just in case!
Walking around the house looking at the cranesbill,
the fern peonies (that are now done blooming),
the globe flowers,
and the beds make me realize how much work there is to do!
The north side of the Ash bed needs to be filled in more.
The south side needs to have some irises removed already.
Bill’s irises at the corners of the house need to be thinned out, as well. I have a lot of friends that will be getting some new plants for their houses!
I found some early irises that need to be moved. They are trying to hide under Miss Kim.
And there is a lot of reworking to be done on the north side of our main garden.
We are not sure what we are going to put in, but I am sure that the black-eyed susans and the (not-quite-so) obedient plants will be dug up. I think some friends will be getting more than just irises…..
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This post was written by Eileen Loan on May 14, 2012