Wonderful afternoon in the garden!

nannerbelle(8A)July 1, 2008

Well, the last two afternoons have been beautiful here. Light ocean feeling breeze, temps in the upper 80's and low humidity. I wanted to do some gardening yesterday but had to take one of my pups in for her annual checkup. So I did manage a little weeding but not much more than that. This afternoon, I got to finish up with work around 5:30 (Yeah, normal time for once!!) and got outside by 5:45 this afternoon. I got the rest of my kitchen window bed tilled up. That was huge especially getting the tiller to crank LOL. I also got the tilling done for some plantings I want to do out at the edge of the lawn in my "Palm and Cactus" garden. I got 4 Pink Pampas grass in at the edge of this garden and my 2 Black Magic EE's at the kitchen window. I transplanted a Musa Basjoo that over wintered and really didn't like it's location. I wouldn't have moved it now but it was really really struggling. So I thought I may as well give it a good chance in a closer bed with some better conditions. I then watered the veggies, the gardinias and hibiscus, and purple fountain grass I put in about a month ago, watered the new plantings and had a face to face with a beautiful male Ruby Throated Hummingbird that was checking out my work. He then flew off to play with 3 or 4 of his friends, darting over the decks and playing around the feeders. What a wonderful afternoon!! I hope to have the weed barrier complete and mulch in the new beds by the end of the holiday weekend!! :-)

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linda_daisy

Thanks for that wonderful description of a great day in the garden. Sometimes I have wondered over the years about living in a different place with lower humidity. Guess we'll just have to settle for the occasional day here and there. Have you thought about being a garden writer Nannerbelle? Linda :O)

    Bookmark   July 2, 2008 at 9:23AM
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dyhgarden(7b)

Yes, wonderful description!

It's all worth the gardening effort, isn't it?

Cameron

    Bookmark   July 7, 2008 at 4:25PM
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nannerbelle(8A)

Thank you!! Yes, it is definatly worth the effort!! I'm having a lot of fun with gardening this year. I can see some things starting to come together and it's so rewarding! And my little Basjoo is doing wonderfully!! I actually planted the plant, which turned out to be a pup when I dug it up. I then took the old corm and put it in a planter full of good rich potting soil. I now have a new plant about 2 inches tall!! I had a great holiday weekend, I got one of 4 beds under construction completed. Now to add the plants!! (the real fun part!!) And I had a good shopping trip to Home Depot. I picked up a beautiful pink Brug, some nice Calidiums (sp) to go with the EE's, a flat of Portulaca, a couple of New Zealand Cabbage Palms, and some really pretty double impatins and some ornamental pepper. I got part of them in today, and the rain caught up with me. So to finish up tomorrow!! :-)

    Bookmark   July 8, 2008 at 7:16PM
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