May 02-13 2009 just notes / image heavy




Category: garden 2009 | Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:07 pm

figured I'll start with a bit of pretty -
it gets very nasty down below...


Solomons Seal ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

may 02:
vines are leafing out

virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)


Virginia Creeper ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

moonseed vine (Menispermum canadense)


moonseed vine ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

wild grape - not sure which


grapevine ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

of course - Poison Ivy (?Rhus toxicodendron, Rhus radicans)

and - not a vine
Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)


pokeweed ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

the celandine look alikes are blooming.
you can really tell the difference fom the blooms (and later the seedheads).
I still have a lot of difficulty telling by leaves.


Chelidonium ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

dreaded garlic mustard is blooming with abandon


Garlic mustard en masse ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

east area by fallen tree really has to be dealt with
should x plant other things here to help

it's invasive time for sure.
in addition to the gm, asian wisteria vines are cropping up all over in the same location.


wisteria ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

knotweed


Japanese Knotweed ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

and tons of norway maple seedlings.


Norway Maple ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

on a brighter note, joe pyes are popping up.


Joe Pye Weed ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

un known flower in the east/infested area


unknown ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

also would like to identify which rubus? in same area.
I'll probably have to wait for the bloom.


Rubus leaf ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )


Rubus stem ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )


Rubus shoot ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

ferns fully unfolded.
lobelia is getting some height.

I've been planting out some of the wintersown stuff. don't know how they'll do.
I'm so bad with seedlings.
some red salvia seedlings:


Salvia Seedlings ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )


5/5
blasted deer got to some of my solomons seal. I moved the psuedo fence to protect the new cornus, so it was easily attainable. Interesting tho, they went for the, I guess, tenderer young stems. My larger blooming stems are still intact - for now.
I did my usual lazy gardener thing. Placed some fallen branches near by, and for good measure put a potted sage there too. hopefully it'll help some. Jewelweed and poke weed will be getting taller soon, so maybe they'll leave the other stuff alone while they nibble on that.

5/8
easywildflowers plants are doing very well in their new homes.
as are the "sticks with roots" from coldstreamfarm. Almost all have leafed out nicely.
the lindera's are the only ones not leafing out.

been putting off dealing with the garlic mustard etc on that east side.
mostly because of the poison ivy there. I've got to suit up for that.

it's been nice and rainy here - haven't had to do any supplemental watering to the new comers in a while.
another good thing about the moist ground - many things pull up easily - n maple seedlings, gm.

ion exchange plugs arrived
and planted out.
- geum triflorum (praire smoke)
- in "sun garden" around flat rock
- lobelia cardinals
- scattered around lindera (to the left of) - (less leaf build up here)
- in front of 'sacred mound' by fallen log (inside)
- polemonium reptans (jacobs ladder)
- mostly front of "wood/rain feature" w/ newly planted cornus
- in back of rock wall by bench - across open area from above planting
- a few by new geranium planting w/ solomons seal and mini goats beard.
- vernonia fasciculata
- sun garden - left of window up against house by rain spout
- by jap maple (red) w/ veronicastrum
- in front of porch w/ joe pye
- veronicastrum virginicus
- by jap maple (red) w/ vernonia
- "across" from above facing dirt road opening
- stump by lindera /path side (across from cherry)
- aquilegia canadense
- front of house by right cedar -(around base) and bare area
- stump next to cherry around stump (w/ seedlings)
- by lindera "planting" mixed in w cardinal flower
- around base of sacred viburnum (w/ seedlings) - opposite path from above
- they didn't have my asarum :( (I knew this after calling last week)
- allium cernuum
-front lindera planting
- one or two across path from above
-hystrix patula (new name now) - didn't come this was a surprise - I called they said they would send some
- arisaema tryphyllum - no roots that I can see - warned me they wouldn't look like much and not to give up on 'em. even had note in packaging

.....my back hurts

5/13
"unknown flower" appears to be a beech seedling.
not sure if it's american or european yet.


Beech seedling - first set true leaves ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

deer tongue grass is starting to show some height.


Deer tongue grass ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

Finally got around to pulling the garlic mustard from the east/fallen tree area. It was time - those seed heads were starting to show.
before:


Garlic Mustard before ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

buh-bye:


Garlic Mustard after ( photo / image / picture from bubbleoffplumb's Garden )

still have to deal with the wisteria back there - that'll be a production.
will probably have to break out the "glove of death" to deal with that tenacious *insert expletive here*.

my back aches just thinkin' about all the work to be done.
I'll have to see if my cabana boy does massages. ;)



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Comments

 

Droopy wrote on Tue May 19, 2009 6:50 am:


Looks like you're in for some back-breaking work and some lovely beauties too. I hope your plants will grow and bloom for you.




 

gardengater wrote on Tue May 19, 2009 5:48 pm:


That's an ambitious garden, Bubble. Good luck.





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