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 ornamental trees.
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 flower
Well have fun outside. Hope you had a great Easter. See you next week.
Red Crabapple Tree
Pink Crabapple Tree
Red Dogwood Tree
Red Standard Tulip
Ornamental Apple Tree
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