Well it looks like the heat is on now here .It has
been a sweltering week and a busy one and I am loving
this warm weather.
Each day was spent planting containers with plants
that were germinated this winter.
I always believe every winter that I have planted
too many seeds since they are taking up every
shelf of the little greenhouse and every available
sunny window and yet I always run out and need
to buy more.
Of course I have to take in the consideration
all of the failures in germination which meant a few
White Astilbe and Blue Hill Salvia
I have came to the sad conclusion that there are
some seeds which I should just quit wasting my money
on trying to grow.
Verbena, Gardenia, Gazania, Lantana and this year
the failure after failure in trying to germinate
some of the Impatiens seeds I had bought.
The Impatiens seeds I saved from last summers plants
germinated well but the ones I bought were complete
failures to my frustration.
Stachy Lambs Ear
After trying over and over again to germinate Hibiscus
seeds this winter and using so many seeds that were
sent to me from blogging friends I decided to just give up.
One little container of them were moved outside and
was left setting on the potting table from seeds of our
Dirt Princess had sent to me.
Campanula Blue Waterfall groundcover
Today while cleaning up my table after a day of planting
I decided to pitch them into the garbage can.
Under that lid was that green I saw?
Taking off the lid I discovered tiny seedlings growing.
I was so glad. Now if I can keep them alive to plant them
out later. LOL! Thanks April!
So hope bubbling up I ran to the spot where I
had planted some Blue River Hibiscus
seeds from Donna on the bank last Fall.
More Hibiscus seedlings! Thanks Donna !
Then I got really sad because I had pitched the
little container that I had been trying to germinate
from the Hibiscus seeds that Darla had sent.
If I had waited they would probably be growing now too.
Eupatorium rugosumi Chocolate Snakeroot
Some moving of plants was also done this week.
I know,I know, it is no surprise to you all.
Anemone Queen Charlotte was really spreading herself
and hiding a hydrangea so I moved some to the woodland bed
and to other beds. Hydrangeas come first in my garden.
Like this Blueberry Parfait hydrangea below that is
starting to bloom for the first time.
Hydrangea Blueberry Parfait
Also tired of all of the red roses along the garage and
sick of them taking over, I dug two of them up to make
room for some new colored roses later. One I just pitched
and my neighbor was glad to take the other off of my hands.
Hydrangea Nikko Blue
My hydrangeas are making up for not blooming last
year due to the cold and icy spring.
Just look at all of the buds on my Nikko hydrangea.
It is going to be one big blue ball.
The Lolypop lilies are starting to get a few opened blooms.
The woodland bed full of assorted lilies are
getting some blooms also. The string has garlic clips
to help keep the deer at bay.
These were bought as an assortment and cheap
but most of them look like they are going to be….
the ugliest red lilies I ever saw, but I should have expected
that cheap is not always a good thing.
I am so glad I did pick out others that I really wanted
and planted on down the long woodland bed.
Many have buds now and I am praying the deer stay away
so they will have a chance to bloom.
The Sorbet peony is a disappointment this year because
it only has one bloom. I wonder if it needs more sun.
Should I move it?
This is the only Sweet William plant that I have
and the poor thing is going to have to be moved .
The Monarda is growing taller this year so it is hidden
behind it and it is too pretty to take a back seat.
Campanula Chettle Charm
This bellflower has spread and is now in its leaping year.
I love it this flowers blooms.
Its white blooms turn blue on the edges as the bloom matures.
The white bellflowers are taking over a section of the
backside of the Middle bed. Yes, I moved some to the
woodland bed also. LOL! It likes the part shade and will
brighten up the bed. The Bluebird delphiniums planted
her with them are budding and will be blooming soon.
The little Bonnet girl is surrounded by blooms now
with more to come.
The new yarrow that was planted last Fall at the sunny
end of the woodland bed is getting a few blooms.
It starts out bright yellow and fades to a softer shade.
More yellow plants are planted here in my attempt to
broaden my color palette in the garden.
Milk Weed was also planted there this week from seeds
Darla had given me. Thanks Darla!
This corner bed is filling in lovely now
and there is a Scentimental rose behind the Rainbow
Knockout rose. Yes, more moving! Maybe it will be moved
to take the place of one of the red roses I dug up.
Allium Molly A. Moly Luteum
Thanks Tammy and Kathleen for the ID.
Finally these bulbs of yellow flowers are blooming.
They were free with a plant order and their name have
completely slipped my feeble mind. Does anyone know
what they are?
Today is also Fertilizer Friday and time to ‘Flaunt
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over at Tootsie Time.
Happy Gardening Everyone !!
Until Next Time,