My original idea was to keep track of what blooms and when. Then I can know what to expect in following years and to use this journal to help when purchasing plants in the future. Thus I can fill in those areas and times when color is lacking.
In that vein, for the week of July 14, 2007:
Annuals: Allysum, Hollyhock, Impatiens, Cosmos, Cleome, Angelonia, Salvia, NG Impatiens
Perennials: Phlox, Balloon/platycodon, Rosa, Veronica, Daylily, Coreopsis, Geranium, Hosta, Hydrangea Knautia, Verbena Bonariensis, Kniphofia/torch lily, Daisy, Salvia.
I didn’t list the different cultivars of each; if you want to know more about them then you must post to the blog or email me.
You may notice that the title of this blog has changed from Trumbull County, Ohio Master Gardener’s Blog to Ohio Digs Gardening.
The change was made because I doubt I can speak for all of Trumbull’s MGs. However I still want all MGs so inclined to contribute. I recognize that everyone is busy, busy, busy. But I don’t want to let the blog die out because I think it could be made into a fabulous teaching tool.
So for now I will try to post more frequently (see previous post) and hope that something I say spurs discussion, learning, or even reflections upon gardening. So if you have ideas, comments, or especially problems – please post them or email me so we can respond as NEO MGs.
Summer’s right around the corner! Do you have all your annuals, veggies and containers planted? Have you pruned those spring flowering shrubs so that next year’s display will be even better? Have you weeded out all the bad guys? Spread that ton of mulch? Sprayed those roses? Edged those beds? Divided the fall bloomers?
Me either – yet. Ah, the gardening life…
Just kidding. It had almost all melted and now it’s back again, can’t see one green blade, leaf, or leprechaun; it is March, ya know…
My garden chores today consist of dreaming, oops, I mean planning.
- I’m trying to recall all the plants that need divided and decide where to put the divisions.
- What plants were too crowded last year, too close to their neighbors and need relocation? And where?
- The roses outside the fence need transplanted inside the fence so feeding is easier. And where?
- Trees and shrubs need pruned.
- Need to find someone to repair the stone wall.
- Thought I would try to pot up Dahlias to get a jump start on their growth; first find out when.
That’s enough dreaming/planning for now. What are the chores you are actually looking forward to? Because it will mean there is no more *#! SNOW.