My Garden Diary
Week of March 28, 2010 to April 3, 2010
This week has been really busy. I mowed our grass and did some
weeding. I applied Preen to my iris bed to keep the weeds from
coming up. What weeds were there I pulled by hand. I hate to try
and weed the irises when the blooms are up. It's much easier to
do it before they start making their blossoms.
The weather here, other than a big storm that we had Tuesday, has
been great. Temperatures at times have been close to eighty
degrees. It's about time to get the swimming pool up and running.
Sun and wind sort of scorched me pretty good. I got a little
light headed and sick to my stomach. I have to remember my age is
what Gary tells me.
Tulips have opened up. I did not include pictures of all the
things which are now blooming, but some of the native fruit and
ornamental trees we have are here.
I did not upload a picture of my Jane magnolia. It sure is
beautiful. It has dark red blooms that are huge. We planted it
last year and it tripled in size. For those who do not live in
the South this tree is better known as a tulip tree.
Our pear, cherry, and apple trees are blooming as well as the
redbud trees, crabapple, and dogwoods. The area we live in is
renowned for redbuds, crabapple, magnolia, and dogwood trees.
These varieties to me are some of the most beautiful of the
Gary planted some cabbage and lettuce in the garden. We hope to
set some tomato plants, pole beans, bell peppers, cucumbers,
cantaloupe, and watermelons soon. I just hope the weather holds
and it does rain too much this year.
Almost forgot to say we fertilized the bushes and trees this week
and I planted my pop boxes with zinnia, Sweet William, Yarrow,
and foxglove seeds. I start them then transplant them into my
Well have fun outside. Hope you had a great Easter. See you next
Red Crabapple Tree
Pink Crabapple Tree
Red Dogwood Tree
Red Standard Tulip
Ornamental Apple Tree