Saturday, May 25, 2013

Cooler Than Normal Memorial Day Weekend

We're having the most unusual Memorial Day weekend! It is SO cool that I've had to bring in the few plants that aren't tolerating the low temps and having to cover up others! Usually by this time of year it is scorching! Very unusual!

I've got Black Prince, Patio, Black Krim & Red Currant tomatoes planted! I also have Carmen and Flavor Burst sweet bell peppers, mystery hot peppers, collard greens, mustard greens, basil, acorn squash, and sweet potatoes as well as corn to plant! Started my Sugar Ann snap peas, however, not many sprouted :( I did plant some beans too.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

New House, New Garden!

Today I finally got to plant a new garden at the new house! Two Black Krim tomatoes, a Red Currant tomato, a Black Prince tomato and a Patio tomato were planted along with two Carmen sweet bell peppers (red) and two Flavor Burst sweet bell peppers (yellow). I also planted my two mystery hot peppers, a collard and my favorite, basil! Need to figure out where to plant my Valerian and Oregano since they will be perennials. My Sugar Ann sugar snap peas have sprouted. There aren't as many as I had hoped for. Will need to plant my beans too. I think I will have those climb the tomato cages. 

Other than that, I moved all my high light plants out into full sun. My Stenosarcus is about done blooming and my Cyprepridium pubescens has been in bloom for a few weeks. Hopefully it won't be mad at me for transplanting it! 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Spring is Here!

Cyp. pubescens in bloom!

Variegated Soloman's Seal in bloom!

This was the most unique find I found at May Market this year!
A Blood Lily! 

Garlic is growing BIG! Peony and Clematis is ready to bloom too!

Tree Peony 'Kopper Kettle' has two buds this year! This stuff blooms SO little! I cannot wait for it to bloom more and to grow more! I have a yellow one too! 

Miniature irises in bloom!

Thornless blackberry has a ton of buds this year! Too bad I won't be able to enjoy them :(

This is why I hate weed block fabric! When your mulch decomposes enough, it all of a sudden forms perfect compost for weeds to go hog wild! 

Got this red Trillium at Hahn's Nursery today. Saw them last time and regretted not getting one so I did this time when I went to get more compost!

My May Market finds! Tomatoes, hot peppers, sweet peppers, herbs and a collard green! I can't wait to remove that stupid weed block fabric and plant these! I just need some of those good tomato cages!