Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Getting My Hands Dirty

Now that spring is here, I've been spending a lot of time digging around in the many gardens around my house. There are six separate garden areas, many of which were not very well maintained when I first moved in, and I've been trying to tackle them one at a time.

Unfortunately, one of them got pretty badly overrun with grass, and I'm still sore from digging it all up, which took about 3-4 hours. About half of the gardens now have mulch, and I transplanted a couple of perennials.

Yesterday it was time to pick up some annuals. My mom and I took a trip to Cierech's Greenhouse, and my purchases included:

Mediterranean Apricot Broadeye Trailing Vinca

Snow Crystals Alyssum

Accent White Impatiens

Elation Crimson Dianthus

I haven't had a chance to plant any of them just yet, but I'm planning to take Friday afternoon off to do so. Can't wait for them to join the Blue Flax, the Gloriosa Daisies, the Rozannes, and the many, many varieties of Clematis, among others.

I can't wait to share photos of my gardens once I have everything planted!

And no, it's absolutely no coincidence that so much of the jewelry I make involves flowers. ;-)

Do you enjoy gardening? What's your favorite flower??

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you have an amazing garden, sweetie. I love gardening but Im not too good with flowers! I cant wait to see photos of your garden and wish you a lovely afternoon. Hugs and kisses

    Ps: I’m hosting a stunning Sima Gilady jewelry GIVEAWAY today!


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