PAgirl63's blog: Took a tumble in the yard yesterday - and did some planting out

Posted on May 17, 2015 7:11 PM

Yep! Hit the ground with a thud. I was rushing to get the cat when I side stepped the corner of my back garden. My foot sunk into the soft soil and I went down like a stone. I was lucky I didn't fall on the rocks edging the garden bed. Didn't hurt anything except my pride. Hubby leaped off the steps of the back deck to rush and help me. I kept muttering, "I'm all right... I'm not hurt," as he helped me to my feet. I always feel so embarassed when I do something like this. Why? I don't know. I was wearing a long sleeve shirt and jeans, so at least I didn't scrape my knees or arms. I really have to be more careful. The last thing I need is to "break something".

Today I did a bit of planting out. I planted my winter sown allyssum seedlings in my front garden bed. I also added some garden soil to the bed as well as a few other spots. The past week or so I also potted up some WS candytuft seedlings. I grew annual candytuft last year and fell in love with the plant. I still have a lot of other WS stuff to plant in the ground and in pots - more candytuft, snapdragons, cleome, lemon mint, marigolds, gaillardia, and catnip plants.

In early May I planted a dwarf variety of glads called Tiny Tots - from Walmart. I had stuffed 16 corms into a pot and they are all coming up. Last summer I grew the taller ones and really like them and wanted to try the short ones this year. They should be blooming by July/August.

In late April I had planted freesia in a large pot, too, but they are not doing all that great. Only a few are pushing up through the soil. It was colder then. I recently dug into the soil and found a few rotted ones and some that just didn't do anything at all.

My mini roses are doing great in their pots outside. One is 3 years old and I overwinter it in my garage, and the others were bought on clearance from Valentine's Day. I had them in the house and they did fine.

My amaryllis bulbs from Christmas (the ones encased in wax) are doing fine outside. I had removed the wax after the holidays and rooted the bulbs in water and then planted them in soil. They grew healthy, tall green leaves while in the house. Now they are on summer vacation. From what I can see in the pots, the bulbs really bulked up. I'm going to try and force them for Holidays at the end of the year.

Late this afternoon I had my stepson & hubby do some tree trimming for me. I have a pretty large beech tree in front of the house that had branches that hung over half the driveway. They took off 3 large branches. There should be a lot more light now in front of the house. It was way too shady. The bleeding hearts loved the shade, but not much of anything else was thriving in the front garden anymore.

I'm posting a few pics of some of my spring flowering and growing plants. Have a looksee. The last 2 pics are my cats. Jake is the orange/white one and Patch is the black/white one.
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Untitled by glengarry23 May 19, 2015 6:25 PM 0
So nice to see spring in your garden by LysmachiaMoon May 18, 2015 5:16 AM 0

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