Saturday, August 30, 2014

Wednesday Workday

You're probably saying, "hey! not much work going on this summer!"  and you would be correct.  I can't blame the weather - it's been delightfully cooler than normal and way, way, way less humid.  In short ... great gardening weather. 

May thru July I could easily blame work - and I did - but things slowed down in August and now I really do have time to spend outside in the afternoons.  Bottom line .... I'm lazy and have enjoyed a summer-long read-a-thon.  Until Saturday.  Was walking thru the nearby big box garden center when I saw this:

A huge pile of big, colorful pots - on sale!  Seriously, $6.00 for a 22-inch pot.  Somehow two of them came home in my van.  Imagine that!

And, they found good homes.

In the front, I replaced an older, boring gray pot.  It has a rust-colored chrysanthemum and and red sedum [i think it's Sedum 'Red Carpet'], so is just coming into its good season. 
Can't wait for the hinoki grass to get larger and fill in a bit more.   Probably need to order six more to help that process along a bit.  The ones I got from White Flower Farms have done much better than the ones I got locally, so will go back to them. 

In the back, I moved the blueberry bush into a larger home.  It is finally growing well - perhaps responding the the systematic feeding that I have done this season. 

You can see below that I put about half of the sedum here to help fill in.  And, while I was in the area, I cleaned up the weeds and dead leaves and mulched.  Now, I need to level up the pot! 

There is already a nearby patch of Sedum 'John Cheepers', which is very similar in shape and size, but green, rather than red.  I think they will be happy together.

Now, if I can just keep the birds from eating all the blueberries!

1 comment:

  1. Good for you to take some time off. You have to enjoy the fruits of your labor from time to time.

    As for the blueberries and the birds, I think sharing is best. I have sworn off bird netting as I caught all kinds of critters and just not worth a life.