I’ve been working super hard to try to get caught up around here. I don’t think I’ve ever had a spring where I was so far behind. (what am I talking about…we fast forwarded into summer) I told you earlier that I don’t have more than the tomatoes and the lettuce in the garden…that’s still true. Now we’ve been getting rain off and on…high humidity and not a lot of sun. I don’t want to complain but in those conditions, it’s not good to spray the weeds and we really have to spray the weeds before we can till the garden again to plant it. UGH. See all that growth that isn’t rhubarb, tomatoes or lettuce…it’s solid weeds. Embarrassing.
I did manage a few things though…I’m trying to feel better about the little things and not get overwhelmed by the rest. I cleaned out the hostas….
I cleaned and transplanted a few things around this fence.
I’ve been wanting to get fern leaf peony and found one on a garage sale for a 25 cents. There was a regular peony in there and a sedum too so it was a good deal all for the grand total of 25 cents…if I didn’t kill them before they got planted. Well they are planted now!!
At the back of the house I’ve had two trellis’ and have been growing morning glories on them. I adore morning glories. Really adore them!! I typically buy a couple plants from the nursery every year. Last fall I didn’t get the plants cleaned off until late…and look what happened.
They reseeded!!! Imagine my surprise when I saw this at the base of my trellis.
But then there was this….ugh. The other trellis broke. I think Hubby can put it together again. It’s just always something though.
I convinced him to not mow up the ones that were in the grass telling him I’d replant some….and I did. Some here….
…and some here.
Now being there are still a ton of them left, I have an idea to have hubby spray a small patch of grass along the front porch here. Then I’d plant them all along here, put some string up and let them grow. I have seen old houses that do that and have loved it. Hmm.. I wonder if it would work or if I can talk him into it.
I also got the front window boxes planted.
I have the iris’ to clip back, the rest of the garden to plant and the rest of the landscape around our big rock to clean out. I started cleaning out around the rock but then my shoulder decided it didn’t want to pull any more weeds. I know I need to keep at that one as the ground is wet and the weeds pull so much easier when it’s wet.
I’m hoping we’ll do a big push this weekend and finish it all up….dare I hope for a little help?
A fern leaf peony for .25—-wow—-I want one and never get one because they are like $60-70 around here at the garden centers….It is always fun to read about the deals you find….When my leg gets a lot better I am going to hit some of those sales around here…
I strung string on my front porch for my morning glories. I was glad my porch faced mostly east! I let my plants reseed every year – which meant that the pink ones disappeared and the blue ones re-bloomed. Once a beautifully colored caterpillar with little red horns (head? tail?)
showed up on the morning glories, and I put out my finger to let it crawl across it. It stung me!! The sting lasted for 2 or 3 hours! I’ve never had that happen before.
Morning glory seeds are very easy to collect and save for next year.
My grandmother planted morning glories once back in the 40’s and every spring during the late 60’s & 70’s we had to pull them off a field fence because they were so invasive. My dad started spraying them with weed killer and it took years to get rid of them. Pretty (and hardy) but not my favorite flower.
I totally agree, they are very invasive. Every year I pull and pull as they come up in my asparagus and rhubarb. They will suffocate everything if you let them go.
We had morning glories when I was a kid in upstate New York and I remember hummingbirds liking them. :)
Thanks for the inspiration. Are you growing the tomatoes through a cylinder? What is the benefit?