Monday, May 07, 2007

weekend gardening 5/6/07

my little guy helping me assess my garden.
although he did find it quite boring and just went to sleep right quickly.


not started on my garden just yet. i have walked the trodden path and this is what i've found so far...tulips are very lovely again this year

the dianthus annuals i planted last year and let overwinter have apparently self seeded and are coming in as lush as ever. in the dreaded hot zone of my yard (between the sidewalk and the road) just waiting for some dog to pee on it again this year.

and it's even started to flower. i will see if the flowers are as big and plentiful this year as they were as annuals last year before i start to hack away at them.

the war waging mint that is ALMOST being run over by pricker weeds...

stupid weird pinetree like ground cover taking over my myrtle ground cover. i am into self torture and yes i HAND PICK THIS STUFF OUT EVERY YEAR.

the small, pitiful start of my poor poor hydrangea plant
yes, it's there, amidst the myrtle and weeds....

don't really know what this is, but it's in the exact spot of my poor poor peony plant i planted last year.. i THINK it's my peony plant, but since i'm new to peony plants i will wait and see.

my poor poor young sand cherry bush which is sadly half dead, and half blooming. which is a weird phenomenon that occurs in that particular area. wondering if there is some weird tree root black plague death plotting below the surface...

this weird gross bush i cut down every year (i tried to dig it up but to no avail) which keeps on growing (but is half dead) amongst *gasp* creeping charlie....

an everbearing strawberry plant runner that ran away from it's potted home from last year and is now thriving in the weird dead spots in my garden. go figure. i'm actually thinking about letting it run wild and grow runners over the particular dead spots this year because i cannot get anything to grow there so far but this.

volunteer cilantro growing in my empty plot. i'm just waiting for it to over take my yard....

and last but not least... a random CONTAINER OF DIRT i found in my garage cabinet.
yeah i know. i was just thinking.... ????

oh wait, they might be composting coffee grounds. i cannot tell.

5 comments:

steven said...

The thing that's sprouting where your "poor peony" was IS your peony I think. The tops die back in the Autumn and shoots emerge every Spring.

meagan said...

yes- that IS your peony

rachelle said...

oh good that is what i thought it was but never have seen peony new shoots.

meagan. cannot wait to see your gardens this year.

meagan said...

thanks. i have tons of tulips and daffodils up, my magnolia is groovin' and everything else has more than doubled in size this year. my iris' and kylinn's butterfly garden will be incredible.

and aunt cass' peonies are really big already, too.

can't wait.

rachelle said...

i am wondering why i cannot grow things in that back spot. huh. you will have to come over and assess my gardens.