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In keeping with my New Years Resolution


First thank you very much for your get well wishes:) Things didn’t look too good for any spring planting with a broken arm and recovering from an appendectomy. But family and friends came to the rescue today. Part of my New Years Resolution blog was to plant nothing but perennials this year and by the end of the day this was accomplished. Here is a list of what went into the back garden today……

6 Heuchera-Plum Pudding
6 Heuchera-Caramel
10 Coneflower-Purple Magnus
50 Liatris-Blazing Star
10 Kniphofia-Alcazar
15 Dahlia-Summer Wine Mix
12 Dahlia-Gallery Art Nouveau
15 Fancy Caladium-Aaron
10 Hosta-Francee
Also in keeping with my resolution there will be no layering of bagged mulch and no fertilizing. It is my hope that this will keep the weeds to a minimum. The bird feeders were taken out and all that remains is a bird bath which I think that the birds enjoy just as much. Once my broken wing and tummy have healed I will do additional planting. As far as my ponds are concerned my Greenfrog count is about 30 and all of my fantails survived what was a very cold winter and late spring. This is my favorite time of year…what looked hopelessly dead has now come to life…how miraculous nature is! P.S. I have no idea where the bulbs and tubers were planted in the garden. It was so wonderful for this task to be done for me. So I will be in for a big surprise later on.

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Sounds a good mix of plants, i've gone for more perennials in my pots.....and am now addicted to Heuchera's......
hardy geraniums too like it'll be fun seeing your bulbs appear in odd places ?

19 Apr, 2015


Yes that's a very good resolution to keep and I myself have been planting lots of perennials here in the last couple of years as well as more of the spreading plants to fill in the gaps in the borders, cannot kneel like I used to so it was obviously the solution, saved me lots of time as well as less aches.
You have a good choice and it will be exciting to see your bulbs make an appearance, my garden is enjoying a lovely spring and I'm enjoying looking at it all in bloom.
Hope your recovery is going well L'strife...

19 Apr, 2015

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