TheHomeGarden posted an assignment for all of us gardeners. 5 new things to accomplish for the garden this growing season.
Mr.Kotter,ooops-the teacher,is my completed assignment.
Two of which are already completed!
1.Finish off the enlarging of the shade garden.
Check ,done,finito…I planted an Austrailian Tree Fern(on the left ),and added more Flax Lilies to the border.I,also,moved some Peace Lilies into this garden.They were struggling where they were(and were untouched by the freezes!),so,I moved them to better show them off.
2.Add more butterfly plantings.
Check,done,finito……I added more Milkweed,some Pentas, Verbena(Tampa Vervain), and Mystic Spires Blue Salvia.I just need to get in some mulch,but the weather,today,was on the cool side and I just didn’t want to wait to get planting.(do I lose points for this being only semi-completed?I hope not…),so in they went.
3.TheGreatWall is going to rise another two rows.(will this make it TheGreaterWall? Hmmmm….). YardBoy says it must be done while the weather is this cool(not like the middle of July,like I usually do…),so it is next on the list.
4.A veggie garden.A proper one.With raised beds.To go here….
Surrounded by a wrought iron fence,to keep critters out.
5.A greenhouse/potting shed will also be included in this project.I just haven’t shared that with YardBoy,yet……
6.Yep-I have more than five.
Does that get me extra credit on my assignment?
I need(read that as want) a new Mandivillea Vine(preferably red,as before)to replace the one lost in this winter’s freezes.And a Passion Vine!I have always lusted after those!
7.The list goes on…..The front entryway will be tweaked.Made just a tad larger.And I’m leaning toward a water feature of some sort.A bubbly fountain,I think.
8.I could go on and on,but I won’t.These are the projects I really,really,really plan on accomplishing this year.
What’s on your agenda?
Go to TheHomeGarden and share your’s……………