- Planted seeds for rudbeckia 'Cappuccino', gaillardia 'Arizona Sun', Verbena bonariensis, mixed heucheras, Panicum virgatum.
- Constructed a suspended staking system out of fallen poplar branches for our sugar snap peas. I'll go into greater detail later but here's a quick summary. I took two large fallen branches from our tulip poplar tree, stripped them of bark, sized them appropriately and screwed them together with deck screws. Once the peas start coming up I'll tie twine on the cross beam and run the peas up the twine.
- Transplanted two cilantro sprouts and two basil sprouts from peat pellets into a pot for the kitchen.
- Made a few more willow cuttings.
- Schemed and plotted.
- Transplanted my red twig dogwood rabbit-cuttings into small individual pots. The roots were smaller than I hoped but present. Who knew that rabbits could propagate plants?
- Cleaned up a few more weeds from the gardens.
- Planted a Yoshino Cherry tree! Yes, another one! I put this one near the rain garden. I'm looking forward to seeing the white blossoms explode on both trees this season.
- Cleaned up some brush and put it in a dump pile for future composting.
- Ordered vegetable seeds.
- Ordered flower and ornamental seeds.
- Plotted and schemed.
- Dreamed of getting out in the garden on the warmer days ahead.
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Saturday, February 21, 2009
This Week in the Garden
I did several little things in the garden this week that weren't worthy of individual posts but when grouped together give me a little something to talk about.
Dave is the author of Growing The Home Garden and runs a small nursery business growing vegetables and herbs for local customers in Spring Hill, TN. (Blue Shed Gardens or FB page). He has written for gardening publications, Troy-Bilt, and Lowe's and is available for garden consultations. Dave gardens organically, is a Real Estate agent, and when he isn't writing, collecting seeds, or propagating plants he's parenting his 4 children as a stay at home dad.