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Lots of Changes
Category: My journey into Gardening | Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:56 am
Lots of Changes
So I am learning that one of the biggest parts of gardening is changing your mind or discovering what works where and moving things about.
So I need to let you all in on what been happening. This spring/summer finally arrived and my yard was looking so wonderful then I hit a little snag, I made a rather grand and I'll say it stupid mistake and nearly killed all my plants.
As all of you that have been reading my Blog know I planted several hydrangeas last year and have been struggling with a large brick wall. All my hydrangeas, including my Limelight Pan., were doing fabulous, plus ALL of the flowers I planted in pots.
Well I'll just come right our and say it I sprayed Lawn Weed and Feed on everything. Please no lectures I feel bad enough having to watch all my plants deteriorate slowly over the past month and a half.
So now for the good news, while some of my flowers have died my impatiens are doing very well, and my hydrangeas will live to see a better year in 2009.
My husband finally decided to put up a privacy fence.
I have planted azaleas I got from work along the back fence and I decided to move my ailing hydrangeas to a spot with a little more shade from this Alabama sun. I took the chance to till up the hard clay and work in composted manure and leaves so the azaleas I planted and hydrangeas I replanted would have a better chance at growth.
This next picture has a lot going on. To the far right is a new bed I built a few months ago along the side of the shed, I have yet to decide what to put in it. The left side is a grouping of Elephant ears that I planted down this side of the deck; they are recovering from my mistake also but doing well. The middle was my husbands handiwork, he laid the rocks and I filled in between them with dirt. I then transplanted some moss that I hope will fill in the gaps.
I just got done painting the small shed and attaching lattice to the bottom. I am going to add a bush or maybe a clematis to the right of the door below the window for a little color.
I will write more as soon as I can.
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