And you, and you, and you! In the past weeks I have written about a critter or critters or bugs eating my pansies……..The bugs were earwigs and thanks to the Propagator, who told me that I had earwigs in my pansies, I soon remedied that problem, I think. But, I also had mature big plants that had been pulled out of the soil and thrown aside…. Allotmenteering suggested I get a camera and set it up in my garden….and I thought this was a good idea. Now, it looks like I am stocking big game in my front cottage garden! I just got the camera up overnight and am looking forward to seeing what I find.
In the meantime, I am checking daily and willing my daffs, allium, grape hyacinths and whatever else, up! I have never planted bulbs, and these are my babies planted last fall. I feel like a mother hen!
My, when you get down close and personal to check buds out, the leaves and mulch look huge! I don’t notice them when I just glance this way and that…………
But, aren’t they all darling?
And look at this big boy! I have six of these and my tag says I planted three Chestnut Flowers (double hyacinths from the 1880’s) here, along with 15 Dutch Vintage Bubble Blend Ornamental Onions. Hmmmmmmmmm……. Are those onions? It’s so confusing even with tags! I planted 15 Bubbles and 3 Chestnut flowers, but I have six plants here, that all look like this!
So, while I ponder the sprouts I have been contemplating what I am going to do here in the Woodland Garden. My grass used to grow like crazy in this spot, but in the past few years it has turned to this. In the Fall we had the trees trimmed way back, since the limbs were hitting the cottage and this will allow more light in. But, this area will, more likely than not, remain in complete shade. I am thinking of adding new soil and a new grass seed for shady yards. Also, I want a lush, full, creeping flower to put along that retaining wall on the right. I am in Zone 7b and it gets very hot, (90’s) and humid in the summer, which starts in March and lasts through September. I would want a perennial too. Any suggestions? Let me know!
Won’t you join us with your SOS?
The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday! So, it’s six photos . Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you next week in another spot!