Monday, July 19, 2021
Sunday, July 18, 2021
It's been a long time since I last posted to my blog. Life has a way of sometimes taking you down a different path. Things eventually work out ... and you go on from there. So, here I am back in my garden! My Happy Place!
This Summer here in the Poconos has been the wettest Summer I can recall in years. And my plants haven't been very happy about it. It's been a slow go ... to say the least.
My Heavenly Blue Morning Glories & Moonflowers are just barely climbing up the trellises. Cool temperatures and too much rain have made them sulk. Normally by mid-July they would happily be sprawling all over the trellises.
This is my little back corner garden off my back deck. My Hollyhocks in the back left corner look stunted and unhappy. I have a few Asiatic Lillies next to the small sunflower plant on the left that aren't very happy. The Catnip plant in the front on the right side is doing OK, but should be larger by now. That's a Little Miss Kim in the right hand corner ... she was transplanted to that spot last Fall, so I really didn't expect her to do much this year anyway. Maybe next year ....
This is my Front Deck Garden. Not too bad. My Astilbes are doing OK ... also have some Tall Purple & White Garden Phlox in the back center that are growing pretty normally. I actually pruned them back a few weeks ago. I find by doing that, the plants are somewhat shorter but produce more flowers in the later part of the Summer. The Hydrangea in the front center (Strawberries & Cream) I bought a few weeks ago from one of the local supermarkets. I loved the colors! I have a feeling it's not Winter hardy in my zone (5A), but who cares! I thought it was pretty!
Friday, May 1, 2020
Lily of the Valley's tiny bell-shaped, richly fragrant flowers usually bloom from late April through May. Grown from rhizomes, the plants grow to a height of approximately 6 inches tall and and 6 to 12 inches wide. It prefers a shady spot in rich moist soil. As an added bonus, Lilly of the Valley are deer resistant.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Pictured below is still another type of three leafed plant that may also be considered a shamrock. It is in the Wood Sorrel family. It is called Oxalis Acetosella. It is also referred to as common wood sorrel.