What's growing in your Great Lakes Garden?
I'm curious as to what you all have going now in your gardens? In my veggie garden I just put in my tomatoes and peppers last weekend and mulched them well. Got smart and ran a soaker hose under the mulch. They look perky today. My green beans, and cukes are up. Just put in zuchinni last weekend so they haven't poked through yet. Annual seeds are starting to come up. Zinnias, cosmos, poppies. Put in a flat of statice, snap dragons, and stock and a bunch of other annuals for cutting that I can't remember right now. My moon flowers have come back from old root even though they're supposed to be an annual. I planted tons of moon flower seed that hasn't come through yet. The perennials are doing great. Separated a bunch of black eyed susans and shasta daisies (love the Becky variety). Put in more lavender and older lavender is really taking off right now. My foxgove is blooming and so are the peonies. Bought some more phlox, maltese cross, foxglove, oriental poppies, and a couple of new additions that I can't remember the name of at the moment. The warm weekends in April that we had helped me get a headstart on cleaning up the perennial garden and dividing some stuff. The morning glories are poking through -- some self seeded and some new seed. My roses aren't as glorious as I always think they should be and they're such high maintenance but I don't give up. The asters have gone crazy and after digging an repotting a bunch to give away I've starting tossing some in the weed pile. The hardy hibiscus is up and well. One Rose of Sharon looks good and one not so good. Put in many more lilacs and some spirea last weekend. Now they all want a drink every day. The baptisia I put in last summer is just a little puny twig. Don't know if they're slow to start or if I accidently sprayed some round up on it. (Yes, I use roundup on the flower garden -- not the veggies though. I couldn't keep up if I didn't roundup occasionally) This is just my fourth summer on this property so I'm still adding to my yard and gardens. Two weeks ago I put in sweet corn, bunch of different kinds of pumpkins, a sunflower patch and planted potatoes for the first time. They're all up. Last year something ate my entire sunflower patch so I moved it this year and hope to outwit the critter. There was no garden and almost no landscaping when I moved here so we've come a long way. Spent $250 last night on plants for my many pots and need to get to those this weekend. I need to retire so I can give my full attention to all the demands of the garden. So that's what's going on in my mid Michigan garden. How about yours?