Archive for April, 2014

spring time

Bulbs are getting ready to bloom. It is time to fertilize with a bulb booster fertilizer. This is a great time to weed. Even grass comes up easily. Perennials can be easily transplanted now. Hopefully you have all your tools sharpened and ready to go. Now is an excellent time to edge all your gardens to give them a deliberate frame.

It is the season for pansies. Plant them around your porch for a very colorful “Welcome Spring.”
I will be selling perennials this year and have many varieties to share. You can be sure that those that I sell have wintered over in my garden for several years and are tried and true growers and bloomers. I am partial to the old fashioned varieties that fair so well in zone 4 and 5.
See you in the garden.

 

 

 

WATCH FOR PERENNIAL SEEDLINGS

When I was weeding the other day I noticed that my white bleeding heart had seeded itself everywhere around the mature plant.  My Nepeta , Six Hills Giant, also had many seedlings around it.   Instead of leaving them there I potted them up in a soil-less mix ( promix ) and will let them grow in pots near my potting shed until they get big enough to transplant into my garden again.  REMEMBER  GROUPING Of THE SAME KIND OF PLANTS MAKE A GREAT VISUAL SPLASH.  What a way to get free plants.  Plants can successfully be divided now that they are through the ground.

Happy gardening. Linda