By Paula Matter
I had expected this to be my wrap-up post on my adventures in gardening. Since I started blogging about my garden back in May (April? Let me go look up when it actually was. Details are so important when writing. Only take me a minute to check).
Huh. Early June. Somehow it seems much longer.
Anyway, while I have some photos today, the garden is still not finished. Not at all where I want it to be.
Before I show the photos (I know, the suspense is killing you, isn’t it? Meh.) I’d like to share some of what I’ve learned:
* Ramona was right about people sharing plants. I now have a beautiful lychnis (yeah, I didn’t know what it was either--just that it was pretty), and a tall yellow plant (I’ll go look it up. Be right back. . .) Okay. I still don’t know, but it’s similar to a sunflower. And my neighbor now has a clump of my coreopsis.
*I learned how to divide my coreopsis.
*A newly uprooted plant needs to be plopped back into the ground fairly quickly.
*A shovel might be my most valuable tool. One evening I planted an iris in the perfect spot. Next morning, not so perfect. I dug that sucker up and replanted where it still remains.
*Patience. I want to divide my pink hibiscus, but must wait until the proper time.
*Rabbits don’t like to be squirted with hoses.
So, if you’re still with me, here are some more photos of my gardening WIP.
Before the mulch. Notice the hibiscus to the left of the statue.
One month later, it's taller than the statue. Amazing what happens when a plant is placed in the right spot.
The divided coreopsis which has doubled in size.
See? Only 3 photos. Maybe next time I blog I'll be finished and have more photos to share. I can hardly wait!