Monday, August 19, 2013
REPORT CARD - sun garden
Just over one month ago I shared my detailed plans for the Sun Garden, the garden that is clearly progressing the best with its sunny location.
How is it doing? Let's take a look.
Clearly things are growing well. Lots of rain, lots of sun.
Turns out fertilizing Nasturtium promotes leaf growth not blooming. At least they are hiding the Coneflowers I planted along the edge that the rabbits kept dining on, maybe now they will get an uninterrupted period of growth.
Nonetheless there are some gorgeous Nasturtium blooms making an appearance.
I cannot believe I have never grown these before.
I love them.
In the centre of this crowded space (inside yellow oval above) I believe we have orange and chocolate Rudbeckia, but we will have to wait and see blooms to be 100% sure. There are loads of them and I am trying my best to gently jiggle the roots apart and transplant them in any empty spaces in the Sun Garden.
For example in the above small clump there are seven healthy plants; where they grow extremely close together I pinch the smaller one out so as to not disturb the roots of the other.
The Blanketflower running along the north border are going gangbusters.
The yellow stand-out above is Coreopsis Roulette. A flower I thought was red with yellow stripes but apparently also comes in bright yellow with flecks of red.
Coreopsis Roulette is seeded mainly throughout the northeast part of the garden and its wispy and airy foliage makes the blooms seem like they are floating.
Among the volunteer plants I have found are Stonecrop, which I moved to the Alpine Garden, white Dianthus which now lives in the Moon Garden, various Sunflowers, Vinca and these unexpected Pink Petunias.
Is someone playing a practical joke on me? I am specifically trying to rid my garden of pink.
I planted Crocosmia from corms and from plants - the plants are finishing up their blooming but some of those started 'from scratch' are just about to begin theirs.
So how do I feel about the Sun Garden? I feel great. It continues to improve with age. Once the Coreopsis and Rudbeckia start flaunting their flowers it is going to be an absolute riot of joyous colour.
Posts from the Past
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- HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HUSBAND
- NATURE NOTES - frogs again
- HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYTHING SO BEAUTIFUL?
- INSPIRATION - sunflower
- REPORT CARD - guerrilla gardening
- 2 BIRDS, 1 STONE
- YARD ART - mother of all herons
- REPORT CARD - sun garden
- MACRO MONDAY - asiatic lily
- FOLIAGE FOLLOW UP - august
- LAKEFRONT GARDEN - what happened?
- MACRO MONDAY - daylily
- FIRST IMPRESSIONS - back from vacation
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