Part Of My Backyard Garden

Part Of My Backyard Garden
July 25, 2013

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tending to the Perennial Beds

Tending to the Perennials

The last of the daffodils are dying back and the first tulips are showing that great spring color. Now how do I take care of my perennial garden to ensure it will be nice for another year.

I add much, some every year, this spring I will add ground leaves that I bagged with spring cleanup. In the fall I will add a commercial, garden center, manure mix. Our beds have been doing so well the past few years that we have had to thin. That is another good tip, especially with Iris. Iris blooms will get smaller and seem to loose color if too crowded.

Good luck with your gardens, almost time for spring veggie planting.

Monday, April 6, 2015

6 Weeks Till Garden Time

Warmer weather and it is looking more and more like garden time. But not too much, not yet anyway. Our back garden is colorful with early blooming perennials.

On our hikes, we are seeing the first of this year’s mountain wildflowers.

Still too cold at night for even my early vegetables to come up. I have planted peas and radishes and a few onion sets (I wait a while yet before setting out onion plants).

Still about six weeks from setting out my first tomatoes and flowers. In the meantime, we still have some color in our family room with our Christmas Poinsettias, still nice to look at. 

All photos shot today April 6, 2015 - come on spring.