Asters are at their best in Fall, especially 'Raydon's favorite' for stunning color combinations. It helps me to take photos and record the date of bloom so I can remember what looks good, and when. So if I design a Fall garden in the spring season- I can look at my records and know the … Continue reading Favorite Fall Flower Combos
I was admiring the beautiful orb spider, when I looked deeper into her spider web and saw 2 butterflies- two monarch butterflies. The very butterflies I am trying to attract and save by planting butterfly weed and other pollinator plants. Looks like I just helped serve up a tasty dish to the resident spiders. Ouch.
Yesterday saw the first day lily bloom this year ( not counting Stella d' oro which has been blooming for several weeks now) 'Kate Carpenter' bloomed yesterday, followed by 'Pumpkin Moonshine" this morning. Both could not be more different. Both gorgeous. This is it- the start of the day lily season - keep up with it, if you … Continue reading What a difference a day makes
Usually I try get spring bulbs in the ground by Thanksgiving This year I'm pushing the envelope... ice on the bird bath.. yet the soil is not frozen so for the brief time the sun came out, I grabbed my shovel and started digging! I popped in a mixture of tulips and narcissus, then covered the bulbs with some … Continue reading It’s not too late to plant for spring
Thank goodness for Japanese maples, camellias and late blooming chrysanthemums!
Showing remarkable restraint, I only bought 6 plants at the MG plant sale this morning. However, the gathered multitudes of other gardeners ( some from as far as Danville!) were scooping up the deals and carrying out the plants in boxes on carts.. Today is overcast, cool and there is a slight drizzle of rain-perfect planting … Continue reading Goodies from the MG Plant Sale and a Surprise in Bloom
Last Minute Announcement The master gardener plant sale is tomorrow starting at 9 am till 5 pm at the NC Sate cooperative extension office on Graham Hopedale Road in Burlington...rumor has it that you need to get there early to grab the goodies... This morning, master gardeners were arriving in droves to hand in their … Continue reading Master Gardener Sale Tomorrow- September 21!