Beautiful Spring

azalea

We’ve enjoyed some really great weather between yesterday and today! It’s just gorgeous out and I really feel blessed that we have not had to worry about a drop of rain during the construction of the dormer and getting the roof up. Flowers are finally blooming, birds are chirping… this is without a doubt my favorite time of year! Yesterday I bought a hanging pot of purple petunias to hang on the shepherd’s hook by our front stairs. I still would like to plant flowers in my whiskey barrel, but nothing was grabbing me yesterday. Most of my bushes are doing well, though my azaleas have not performed well this year. There’s only a few flowers on one of the bushes. I’ll have to figure out why. I have some ground cover in the same planting bed and I’m wondering if maybe it’s choking them?

My rose bushes all have buds (and are in dire need of having old stems pruned off) and I have a seed mix that I hope to plant tomorrow for a small cut flower garden — just some zinnia and bachelor’s buttons, along with a package of random mixed seeds. I’m not going to have time to really attend to a fussy garden this year, so I figured that I’d throw the seeds down and see what comes up. Maybe I’ll get lucky!

How are all of your gardens doing?

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3 Comments

  1. I love the new blog layout, purple and pretty.

    Azaleas like acid soil, maybe that’s the issue? They’re also shallow rooting, so Dr Google tells me, so they might be missing out on all the goodness that the ground cover is nabbing first. Mulch might be better.

    My garden needs a winter tidy up, a bit of weeding and feeding, and a few jobs that didn’t get done since work got in the way.

  2. Angie – thanks for the plant info! And argh — must be something in the CSS with the caps. I will have to look into that.

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