Saturday, April 30, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Begin! Mark your bed. Remove all grass. Dig it up and throw it away. Get it out of your garden. Burn it or it might sneak back. Grass is a gardener's nightmare. I had to try several tools before I finally got all the grass removed! I never knew I had so many places to hurt.
Now Carrel's job begins. It is important to dig at least 12 inches with a spade. Then he breaks up the clods with a small tiller. Large tillers bring too many grass seeds to the top of the soil. That would make my job, weeding, start all over again. We then add organic humus and manure (homemade compost is best ) if you have room to make it. I don't, so I buy . Mix the compost and manure well with shovel. To keep weeds down we cover with newspaper and wet down with a water hose. Put pine straw on top and plant.
|This is an update .07/24/11|
|Vincas Or periwinkles 07/24/11|
Monday, April 25, 2011
I have always loved flowers. I have in the past ten years developed a strong love for roses. I feel one is closet to God when walking through a rose garden. Blogging is new to me and at 74 years young I'm not sure it is wise to start new things but here goes. I'm by no means a professional but I learn by trial and errors, and I've had a lot of those. One person said all you need to be an expert is to travel 50 miles and have a briefcase. I put my briefcase in the closet and traded it for a gardening bucket and fertilizer. I plan to spread a lot of that through out the blog! Hope you come and sit with me a while and smell the roses. My next blog will be about building the perfect rose bed.