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After having surgery on my knee to repair damage from a fall this winter, I haven’t been able to get out & do that much in the gardens, but at least I did get some veggies started. They were grown in containers this year so that it would be a bit more manageable. Of course we had to have tomatoes…

green beans…

some small peppers…

leaf lettuce & spinach…

and swiss chard!!

This year I took the easy route to planting my annuals & purchased plug plants rather than starting them all from seed. I put impatiens & geraniums in the front borders to add a bit of colour, then did a few containers as well.

I did manage one larger project. I don’t know if you remember the new iris & daylily border that was put in last year? In a burst of energy I dug a border in one afternoon in 80* weather to move my poor crowded plants , but the reward was in seeing how nicely it came up this year!

I can’t wait for it to be in full bloom!
However it did convince me to add a front border, making a corner garden in the yard. This year it took me a week to accomplish what I did in one day last time, lol, but persistance helped… hopefully it will fill in as nicely by next spring.

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those Irises will be an absolute picture when all out in flower, look forward to seeing them!
Can you tell me what the little red and white flower is in one of your tubs is it a Verbena? (photo 6)

26 May, 2009


Thanks Sewingkilla ! Yes it is a verbena, don't know which variety, it was an assorted 4pack of plant plugs...

26 May, 2009


I remember you doing that border last year. It looks great now. Sorry to hear of your injury. I hope you'll be back to normal soon.

27 May, 2009


Thanks Hywel! I'm getting there, just wish I healed as quickly as I did when young, lol!

30 May, 2009



30 May, 2009

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