Friday, May 27, 2016
Cut to the top of the third ring from the top. Left plenty of stake length and could actually use the second half to make a smaller cage. Laid it out on a 2 ft wide poultry netting and folded the top over about 3 inches. Secured the sides a bit then set in over my hosta that is taking a beating at the moment. Plenty of room to grow, open top so I can still enjoy the plant and the leaves can breath. Yay me!
Thursday, May 19, 2016
|Bird of Paradise, Torenia and Begonias|
we found a new trailer we like, Torenia, blooms in bright purple, pink or white flowers like a snap dragon and trails down the side of pots. We did find our favorite, Mezoo, trailing red at one off the nurseries but you have to look in the succulent section. Its still a little pricey but it does winter over in the upstairs bathroom quite well.
Rabbits are in full force this year, moving barriers over plants and taking out whole hostas not even leaving the root stock. I have a vole in the front garden too that removed all traces of Asiatic lillies that bloomed so well last year. The critters are eating everything and anything except irises and weeds. Last year the took out nearly all my Moonbeam coreopsis, any Echinacea they can find and any lily that pokes up.
Friday, May 6, 2016
A little sad this year after a trip to the Hosta Farm last year and none of the plants returned this spring. In addition I lost all my super large plants to a virus. Nobody showed up this year. Not sure if I can replant there or not. The good news is the neighbors are growing another bumper crop of thistle and seeding my yard. Yay me!.