Friday, May 21, 2010

My Garden

So, my gardens are almost 10 years old. They are growing pretty big and crowded. Time to split plants. I will have a plant sale next month, all healthy, disease free and reasonably priced. The date is June 5th, noon to 4. If you need directions just post a message.

My garden used to be called "The Collection" by my gardening friends. It was literally a collection of onesies- one of dis one of dat... I now see the value of repetition and have a lot of seedlings due to a mulching incident, but more on mulching later. I also repeat a lot of plants because I like making flower arrangements and I couldn't make very many each summer, now I have more than enough plants. I try to sneak the repeaters in here and there so when I cut there are not large open spaces without blooms.

I love planting for butterflies and was delighted to see a red admiral and viceroy last week! I don't use pesticides. Today I saw a monarch, I am pretty sure it was a male staking his territory. They are really territorial.

I was out today working on my containers and I saw a red admiral and painted lady. They really like my Allium flowers. mOre on all these subjects as we travel on through the summer. If you have a queastion, just post it! Thanks for reading my blog....

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