so I spent the day out in the garden moving things about again. My ‘Robert Poore’ Phlox needed dividing. Now is the best time to do that since they have just started to emerge. Plant grids have been placed over them so that as they grow the centers will be better supported during heavy rains and winds. I also moved my Salvia ‘Wild Thing’ into the center of the raised bed so that it would have more room as it got bigger. Don’t know what I was thinking when I planted it near the edge of the landscape timbers. What a nice plant it has turned out to be so far. It is evergreen and the leaves have turned a deep maroon color over the winter. Should of taken a picture but when I went out to tinker I forgot my camera and by the time I remembered my hands were too dirty to stop. While I was out there I did a bit of weeding in all of the beds. I can’t wait to rake out the leaf mulch in a couple of weeks when the threat of heavy frosts have passed. After several days of warm weather we are getting a cold front the remainder of the week just to remind us that it is still March. The most unpredictable month in the year. Warm one day, cold the next. The photo has nothing to do with anything in particular. I just thought I would share a pretty picture of some spring blooms from my garden. Isn’t this a happy little vignette? To the right you can just make out the beginnings of a deep purple Hyacinth starting to open. If you look really close you can see the tiny cabbage like starts of the Sedum Autumn Joy, as well as some Dutch Irises and Yarrow. Well tomorrow it is calling for rain all day so I’m glad I played in the garden today. What did you do you do in the garden today?
Archive for March 12th, 2009