Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Collection Nunber Two

Rainbow Butterfly Bush

This is my second area to redo.  Carrel dug up my orange roses, Vavooms  This is an eight foot square bed.  There were 5 roses in it along with Iris.  Four Vavooms and one Harvest Fest.  It was really sad to see my pretty roses dug up.  I hope I have chosen well for my new garden.  I had it just about  what I wanted then Carrels roses started dying first then mine.  In 2014 we lost 4 then 2015 some more this year the rest.  We have two old fashion roses still living that Frank and Charlotte dug up from their Grandmother Murphy's old home place.   The white pot under the tree with a lavender Petunia  growing in it ,came up from seed from several years ago.  The Rainbow Butterfly Bush will bloom from May to Fall.

The Bea Balm or Monarda is great for butterflies.  I bought three, I hope they send me one of each color and mark them.   In the spring I will order two more of each color.  I read in one of my many magazines I buy,  that you are suppose to plant three of each flower too make a good show.

Butterfly Blue Scabiosa  will bloom from May until fall.  This flower is know also by its common name, Pin  Cushion.  I will measure and make sure to plant the Butterfly Bush in the exact center allowing. for  growth width then plant the other four flowers in a square. I am not sure what else I will plant in this bed 
I do want something blooming at all times. By next fall I will know what else I will need.

  I hope you have enjoyed this new page in my blog.  Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom, and you are growing one of your own.  Happy gardening from Carrel and I.  I will let you know number collection number three soon.


Monday, September 19, 2016

September Bush

 Liz at Selman's Nursery, located in Eudora AR. rooted this bush for me.  She had a big one and I thought it was so pretty.  However it does get top heavy.  The root system is not very strong,  certainly not strong enough to hold up a heavy   top.  Carrel has this one tied at the back to the fence. This has grown about 4 ft.  since last winter.  We trimed it after it bloomed last September.  The first one I planted died over the winter.  Liz gave me another one.  I had been looking for plants that bloom in September.



All the above are or have been blooming in September.  Now September is a colorful month in my new yard.  I have many plants coming that will bloom from late summer to frost.  I hope you have enjoyed this new page on my blog.  Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom,  I hope you are growing one of your own.  Happy gardening to you from Carrel and I,  Juanita.