Well, today was absolutely gorgeous. I was at Lowes by 7:30, in the garden by 8, and stayed right there till about 4:30 with ten minutes to grab a bite to eat, and one or two trips to the bathroom. Here are some photos of whats going on in the garden and around that yard. I will tell you that whats going on in the house right now is that I am having a beer and just took two Ibuprophen, LOL.
Here is the latest pic of the "oil rig" -- I got the morning glory seeds planted under it today. Mostly the new exciting Picote Blue double morning glory that I found, but a few from last years seed....not sure if they are star of yelta, or heavenly blue....I guess I will be surprised.
I trimmed the gras since that pic....looks a lot better.
Here are a few before and afters of some beds I put in today. I planted some Larkspur and Giant Zinnias in the back of each of the new beds, and will fill the front up with Wave Petunias from the Master Gardeners Sale if all goes as planned.
Not sure if I will plant any grass at the front of them, or if I will take out whats there and put gravel....hmmm???
Here is a picture of the Peonys......getting HUGE. My wifes pride and glory since its one of the three things she planted in the yard. I put up that container hanging from the deck rail today, and put a few annuals in it, and some Nasturtium seed. I put Nasturtium everywhere today, and I hope some, if not all, of it does well. I love the stuff.
Here are some pics of some small areas I chopped some grass out and gave a border to in order to split off some Galiardia Goblins that I planted from seed last year. Last year, at the very end of the year, I got ONE flower.....this year the plants are all very healthy and I have split off four and transplanted else where. The main portion of the plant that is still in its original spot already has some big flower heads on it, so I am VERY excited about this.
There is one way down at the other end too! I put some Convulvus seeds in the front of these little beds, bush type morning glory. If they all do well, this will be quite a show.
Thats all for now. I also planted a boat load of other seeds today. I wrote them all down and where, and I am too lazy to go out to the garage and get the list right now. Hope you're all doing well, and I hope you all get a day with as beautiful weather, that you can do what ever you want......like I did today.
Oh, one last pic. I got this wooden container, and here it is filled with the annuals ( as I transported them ) I bought at Lowes and Walmart this morning. I built a shelf and put this under the garage window that faces the back yard. I was seriously too wiped out to take a pic of it in place. It too has a few petunias and some nasturtium seeds. I will get a pic up of that next time, but I just wanted to show you how pretty it looked just like this, as it did in the car ride home.
Oh, and ONE LAST THING....I was very excited to see several volunteer morning glories growing along the fence line where they were last year. Saved me from planting seeds there today. I am going to try to keep them thinner this year, and not have a Great Wall like I did last year...that kept too much sun from the flowering shrubs and perennials on the other side of the fence.
Wow, I can't wait to see your morning glories. I think you like them more than I do...lol! They are going to look amazing I just know it!
I love your little picket fence! It makes it so cute with those bordered flower beds in front. I will enjoy seeing the Giant Zinnias since I have never had any successes yet (I will be planting some when we pass our last frost date - still 4 or 5 weeks off I think).
It does look like you've been so very busy today! Oh! I too love Nasturtiums, I tried them last year and was so very happy with them that I plan on planting at least double the amount this year. It will be nice to see yours too.
Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed them all!
Hope you have a wonderful next few days as well! Happy Gardening!
Apr 24, 2009 | 2:52 AM PST
I enjoyed the heck out of the tour of your yard!
Oh, NOW I see where I went wrong. The back of my legs are sore this morning. I should have had BEER with the ibu's! Next time I'll know better.