Journal for the rest of June
I have been missing this so decided to take the initiative here. I loved sitting down and chatting with my garden pals and seeing what everyone was up to.
Here at Calico Gardens I have just planted my last seedlings from the greenhouse. Poor little things...they were the ones that survived the brutal 3 day period of temps in the 90's we had stuck into a 60's degree June. So yesterday, with great glee I planted out the Timeless mixed color cutting ageratums and the remains of the mixed color asters. I hold out little hope for the asters but they will have their chance.
Flowers sold well yesterday for Father's Day. I made up 18 bouquets and that maxed out my garden. Today I am looking for roses for my Tuesday customer who loves English roses. Most have paused to regroup, though I may find a few "Teasing Georgia" still in bud. I have given my customer different pinks for the last 4 weeks and am determined to have some other color for her this week. THE PRINCE is showing color. If the buds will just start opening today I can do something wonderful with them I am sure. I bought "THE PRINCE" on one of Waysides sales and I love it. Lucked out on that one! I am loking through all the online catalogs for brighter colored English roses. anyone have suggestions for ones that will last atleast 4 days as cuts if treated like kings, LOL? I have Pat Austin but she will shatter on the way into the house. I have every color of pink imaginable. I have Graham Thomas and an Abraham D who is just regrouping right now. My Charlottes haven't hit their stride yet from being planted 3 years ago. Charles Darwin is new to me t his year and about to open his first blooms for me-TA DA! I Had one gorgeous blossom on Fisheman's friend and presume he is building another deep in his heart somewhere. LD Braithwait is getting shaded out by a wonderful honeysuckle. Othello has been sunburning on his face and few in blooms this year. Guess I will get out and give everyone a liquid feed before it gets warmed up today.
On other fronts, the glads are looking better then last year but no blooms yet. I will be getting the first dahlias within a week I think. IT will be awhile until they are rampant however.
So what is happening down your way?