The short list of things that I did:
- Cut back a Russian sage.
- After I cut back the Russian sage I took hardwood cuttings and stuck them enmass on our slope. I had some success by sticking the hardwood cuttings directly into the soil last year and I'm hopeful that they make it. If they do I'll have 14-15 low care and easy maintenance plants covering an area I hate to mow!
- I cut back one caryopteris and stuck a few of them on the same slope. Caryopteris roots very easily so I figured the hardwood cuttings would do fine directly stuck into the soil.
- Picked up 6 bales of pine needles. I'll need more mulches but the pine needles are good to start covering some gardens. They are light and cover easy. Not to mention they are a whole lot cheaper than other mulches.
- I also unloaded another yard of gravel into the greenhouse-shed. This load is primarily to fill the spot where the mowers will rest.
The If I Have Enough Time Weekend Garden To-Do List
- Cut down the ornamental grass stems.
- Prune back all perennials.
- Plant lettuce seed.
- Work on the greenhouse-shed (all kinds of fun things to do here).
- Transplant 1 more small red maple.
- Weed: chickweed of all kinds.
- Imagine what it will all look like when everything is finally in bloom!
It looks like I'll be busy this weekend! How about you?
Next week is the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show (March 4-7)! If the weather isn't cooperating in your garden why not pay it a visit?