I worked out in the front yard digging and pulling out the creeping myrtle (vinca) and another really invasive plant. I am going to make a raised bed that I am really excited about. I have enough to plant 60 pots for the garden club with each pot having 4 starts. I also dug more lamium (sp) to pot up. I really have my work cut out for me, as do all gardeners.
We got much needed rain yesterday and today. I am hoping for some sunshine tomorrow. The weather will be cooler the next few days, but if I have some sunshine I will be happy.
I potted up my tomato's today and I got my first order of Swan Island Dahlia's so they are potted up also. I love being able to be comfortable in my little greenhouse and still garden.
This is yesterdays post in the dahlia forum: I have been trying to be so good and not water my dahlia tubers because I have been told not to. It has rained most of the day, so I spent a few hours after work and turned the tops of the baggies down and top dressed with more moist potting soil. It is colder now and only gets to around 65 during the day in the greenhouse so I may wait a few days until it warms to add a little water. What do you think? When I did the top dressing I noticed several (not as many as I would like) with nice eyes on them. I will water for sure next week.
The greenhouse is bursting with plants, so I am not sure what I will do - I guess pot them up since my new raised bed isn't even started.
I have potted up more that 400 plants so far for my gardening club plant sale so I have not been doing much in the yard. I have about 200 more to go then hopefully I will be done with that little project.
I divided some of my hosta today and potted up 112 for the garden club sale. I have over 200 plants besides the hosta potted up. I am really excited to do more and see how they do in the plant sale.
A wonderful day with friends and family. After church Scott and I went out and drove around the bird refuge. What a beautiful sight to see so many species of waterfowl. And, as I looked towards the beautiful mountains with rain clouds over them, there was the most beautiful, widest rainbow that I have ever seen. It only went up about 1/3 of the way on the right side but it was wonderful.
A day of much needed rest and rejuvenation.
The yard is looking a bit better. I have been digging around the edges of the lawn to make it look better and am about 1/4 done. I have flower gardens all around the lawn area. Keeping the grass out sometimes seems like a loosing battle.
I had offered an acquaintance, my neighbors lawn care man, some of my thorn-less blackberries that I needed to move. He came by today and we dug the plants. It gave me a boost and I tilled in between the rows and made another row to transplant the rest of the blackberries. (These rows are only about 20' long.) In exchange for the berry plants he is going to come about every 2 weeks and edge the lawn. I can mow and really quite enjoy it, but I don't have an edger so this is very nice.
Every year, the day before mothers Day, our garden club has a plant sale and the members all contribute plants from their yards. I have potted up over 170 pots of flowers. Among those, I divided my striped leaf Iris. (The center of the leaf has a white stripe) I think they will go well. I hope to pot up about 400 plants. Most of them will sale for $2.00, the gallon potted plants will sake for $4.00. We contribute to the food pantry and some of the money goes to buying trees for the parks.
I am tired and sunburned, but oh, I did enjoy the last 2 days in the yard.