The kids were very excited to pick out their own plants for "their garden" and decided to save room in the middle...for what I have know idea, but I'm sure we'll figure something out
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
I've been wanting to install a soaker hose for years, finally I did. I'm hoping to see three big differences with this hose, less water usage, fewer weeds, and fewer disease problems since less water will be splashing soil up on the plant leaves to spread disease. I thought I only needed about 150ft to get the job done, after some searching I found the best deal to be a 250ft roll online and I used it all so my advise is to buy more than you think you'll need. I also had to purchase a couple of fittings to add onto the hose, which wasn't a big deal. Instead of purchasing pins to hold the hose in place I decided to cut up some extra clothes hangers which worked out well
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
This is what happens when a plant is moved to the wrong location. It used to be a happy healthy clump of Zebra grass (that I got for Father's Day) until I moved it to a spot I "thought" received plenty of light. Turns out the spot I moved it to did receive plenty of light during fall and early spring, but once the leaves came in it was almost all shade. Well...I finally moved it to a nice sunny spot, their is just a bit, minute, tiny piece of green left in it so lets just hope it is enough to resuscitate my once happy healthy Zebra!
Here's a gardening tip....if you move further away it doesn't look as bad!
Monday, May 14, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Last year I put my compost bin together and thought I had chosen a great spot
Then the pampas grass started to take over
So...this year the bin came back out
I decided it would be easier to pull out the bin, then try to pull out all of these little guys...now I just have to find another "great spot"