Apparently I started the rip apart and redo trend last fall when it was bulb planting time. All of the Iris came out of the ground and haven’t made it back in yet. This led to digging up every bulb in the retaining beds and a complete redo.
I bought some new bulbs for the back beds and my Mom ( for those of you not in the know, my Dad remarried when I was 3) came over and helped me go through the piles and piles of bulbs on the patio and replant them. In the process she made me promise to pull up the back tulips after they bloomed and throw them away. So tomorrow before we go over there for Mother’s Day, I’m going to listen and follow directions, the gift every Mother dreams of, and dig up the tulip bulbs and take them to her as a silly gift. In spite of the ripping apart, re-doing , and really cold weird Spring we’ve had the garden didn’t look too awful shabby. The front beds looked quite nice actually, which means they will be kaput and ready for new bulbs as well next year. Tulips only last about 2-3 years in Indiana, I don’t know why really but I think it’s the clay soggy soil, it just rots them eventually. Plus I get to buy new tulip bulbs for the fall, so it’s cool. Here are the pics of what did bloom. Happy Spring!!
I puttered in the Garden this morning. I set my chipmunks must go trap. I pulled dill and cilantro, sprayed the veggie garden for diseases and noticed the many shades of pink my Zinnias are producing. The teeny tiny white one with the barely noticeable pink stripes is the Zahara Starlight Rose finally blooming. I also have teeny tiny ENVY blooms in the lightest of lime green.
Happy Tuesday Lovies, enjoy some sunflowers!
It was an amazing nice sunny fall day here on Saturday. So I did a little work outside and took some pics of the back gardens. The grass could use a mow and some rain.
We got a whopping 4 little pumpkins this year before the vines did this sort of slow fungus filled death thing.
Peppers have started coming in, I hope I can keep them warm enough long enough.
Harvest one of tomatoes is over, several batches of sauce were mad e, including one with so much garlic it is actually SPICY hot. The 2nd harvest is brewing. There were about 6 horn worms this year, four the wasps killed with their eggs so that was VERY nice. One I let the kids keep as a”pet” (mwahahahah), and this little guy I’m going to let stay since it is late in the year anyway.
The Big headed sunflowers are dropping and filling with seeds
The red rose bush is got its fall bloom going on.
The blackberry lilies have gone to seed
two grasshoppers were enjoying the nice sunny weather.
If I remember I will get around to the front and sides for some pics tomorrow.
The friendship/lovestory continues for the Zinnia and the Sunflower. I found them in my garden down by the bird feeder on July 27. And I’ve been watching every day since.
08/19- Well clearly it hasn’t been every day at this point. The Zinnia is in the making seeds from its cone stage and the Sunflower has grown quite tall and is making blooms presently. This photo journey is starting to look kind of cool.
09/02- The first Zinnia is still make seeds, but there are two more Zinnia friends entwined with the big guy. He is HUGE now and has bloomed on his main head.
10/09- Most of the sunflowers down in that garden fell over in a big storm we had two weeks ago. The big guy is still standing and making seeds with his largest bloom head. Zinnias are still going strong. I actually need to cut some today and bring them in one last time while leaving enough to provide new Zinnias next year. I’m considering leaving the stem carcasses there throughout the winter for additional pics. We shall see if the weather cooperates.