Before Breakfast Garden Chores 5-14-2010
- I staked a 'Gala' apple tree that was leaning to heavily to one side. I need to give it a pruning since it won't bear fruit this year. Apples like to be pruned into conical shape like a Christmas tree. The 'Gala' is our favorite apple but we also planted a 'Fuji' as a cross-pollinator.
- I transplanted 8 rooted Russian sage cuttings into pots along with 4 'Powis Castle' Artemsia cuttings that were also rooted. I love this time of year for making new plants!
- I pulled up some spearmint and put it into a hanging basket on the front porch. The spearmint is taking over one garden spot that I really do want back. My 'Oranges and Lemons' gaillardia is counting on me!
- I watered several potted plants that were on our front porch. Some are destined for the plant swap next weekend while others are for us or friends.
When is your favorite time to garden? Early morning, during the day, or evening?