of March 7, 2010 to March 13, 2010
has arrived here in Western Kentucky and my flowers, trees, and
shrubs have started to emerge. I noticed my pussy willow bush
that stands a whooping fifteen feet in height blooming this week
and my snowdrops and crocuses are up and spilling there color.
The weather here has ranged between sixty and seventy degrees
Fahrenheit through the daylight hours and about forty degrees at
time spring arrived, I was just about to go stir crazy being
cooped up all winter long. Well for early blossoms plant
snowdrops, crocus, daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth bulbs in the
fall. They are fairly inexpensive and can be purchased at
gardening centers or by catalog. Be careful with the bulbs some
of them are toxic if ingested.
planted two new climbing rose bushes on our privacy fence Gary
put up last year. Several good varieties include Don Juan, Peace,
and Piñata for climbing roses. Don Juan is dark red almost black,
Peace is a multicolored pastel shades, and Piñata is medium red,
orange, and yellow multicolored.
should be planted early in the spring after danger of freeze is
gone. You have to really care for them to keep them healthy. They
need rose food and at times a chemical to keep them from getting
black spot. In the fall or early spring prune back any dead wood
from the bush to keep the plant strong.
also cleaned out some of my flower beds and did some weeding. I
have been looking for some new trees to set to replace the ones
we lost in the ice storm. Nothing has really caught my eye yet
but I am leaning toward a few more kwanza flowering cherry
included some pictures below hope you enjoy them. Will be back
with next weeks update on what's blooming at mine and Gary's
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