I transplanted 6-7 Wild Roses into the "Rose Section" again. The roses I
transplanted yesterday don't look too happy, but I am hoping they will
bounce back in the next few days. I continue to water them well, and
often. I will have to see how the ones I transplanted today fair
tomorrow. I handled these new transplants a bit differently this time
around. I filled a bucket with some water and then put the roots in it
until I could get them in the ground. Yesterday I left them out on the
ground and some of them may have dried up since I was sidetracked with
Hannah and it took longer than I had hoped. We will have to wait and
see what my success rate is with the rose transplants this season. I
have been doing this for 3 years now and it still hasn't filled in like
I would like it to be.
I also planted another one of my perennials (the Creeping Baby's Breath
- purple) that wasn't looking too great in the little pot I bought it
in a few weeks back. Oh, I forgot to tell you all - yesterday, the day I only spent 2-3 hours in the garden, I also planted 6 of my perennials I bought four weeks or so ago.
1.) Columbine - "Dragon Fly Mix" --1
2.) Hollyhock - Black --1
3.) English Daisy--2
4.) Red/Pink Forget-Me-Not's--1
5.) ? Can't remember what it was called, I will find out tomorrow and post it then.--1
The 6 perennials really needed to be planted and the weather is getting
nicer at night - I figured, what the heck...let's see how they do -
well, so far so good. I have been watching the weather to make sure it
doesn't get a major frost at night and have a plan to cover them with
milk jugs if it does get down in the temp at night.
I will continue to plant the rest of the perennials within the next
few days, then on to the seeds I have planned for this year. I also
need to get that dang area for the veggies done soon as well.
I had an interesting surprise today.
A little background explanation first - When I was digging up the area
that I was leveling for Hannah 2 or 3 weeks ago (after a pretty good
rain), I found lots of worms and collected them by putting them into a
bucket full of organic matter/dirt.
Well, today I decided to dump the bucket. To my surprise there were
TONS of worms and TONS of worm poop! What a wonderful surprise! I
collected the worms up and put them back into a bucket full of new
organic matter/dirt hoping to make a successful worm house. I will
have to do some research in the next few days regarding what makes
worms happy. I could really use the worm poop too!
More to come in the next few days or so, as always - depending on the weather!
May 6, 2009 | 4:28 AM PST
What do your wild roses look like ? Sounds like you accomplished a lot more ! I like the list of flowers you have planted. Yes, worms are little friends in the garden ! Take care , mitzilou