I appreciate the misunderstanding I have with nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass and tries to correct the error. Sara Stein
The picture above is the second blooming for my crepe myrtle. I had a hard time convincing Carrel those little balls were not blooms but seed pods and I did not want them to spout under my tree. He is one more hard headed man. If we cut them off at the same time they will bloom back together. I cut the bottom off, but Carrel was three or four days cutting the top off. Finally I told him I knew about these thing please cut the seed pods off. I was thinking damn it just do it hard head in my mind. I am hoping to get a third blooming.
I will cut the the VaVoom in different heights and we will see if I am right. It has been so hot until the roses have been really small. The VaVoom has not suffered as much as some of the others. I am glad the city has not told us to cut down on using the water. I have fifteen beds in my yards and Carrel has three long beds in his. All but four beds have soaker hoses in them. That saves time and water. We hand water the five.
I hope you have enjoyed this post on jobs done, when you have flower garden the work is never completely down. Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom, and I hope you have one of your own. Happy gardening to you from Carrel and I, Juanita.
|Rudbecia and Hi Neighbor|
Weeds!!! In some flower beds I have put down my newspaper because I have finished these beds. However some of my beds are not finished and I may not be finish next year. I read other gardening blogs to get ideas. I look at books go to computer sites, still I can not decide what to plant. This area is quite hot so I plant for zone ten as much as I can. I pulled up grass Monday, it was cloudy, but hot. I have two beds that are very grassy. I pull up grass until my hair was wet and stiff. Another chore was to cut back the Baptisia around the the small flower behind the bench. It has never bloomed the tag said cut it back and it would bloom again in the fall if not Baptisia will be gone. The tag said it would grow to three feet tall, wrong it runs about four feet. Charlotte thought it was weeds. On the computer it impressed me. It is best to ask other gardeners what to plant but there are none to ask close by here. I also dead headed the Rudbeckia Gold Strum, I do not want this plant to go to seed, it sends out roots and has almost taken over the end of this bed. The Gold Strum is the hardest of the Rudbeckia I have found. The others have white mildew, Carrel sprays them but it does no good. The picture to the right is Rudbeckia with Hi Neighbor.
|Goldstum and Phlox|