We have been busy bees! This month, I have planted all kinds of things with a little help from Uncle Stevie:
- Shrubs: a Burning Bush, several Nandinas and Cleyera, an Oak Leaf Hydrangea and a Cardinal Red Dogwood
- Flowers: Bearded Irises, Pansies, Begonias, Lantana
- Bulbs: Day Lillies, Caladiums, Canna Lillies, a Trumpet Vine and Gladiolus
- Other: three tomato plants
Although I promised myself I wouldn’t buy annuals ever again, I caved. The Canna Lillies, Caladiums and Lantana are easy to grow and add a punch of color – and Steve gave me his leftover Pansies and Begonias so they’re in the mix, too. All the bulbs are experimental for me. It’s hard to imagine something that looks like a clove of garlic is going to turn into anything, but I am hopeful. It will be fun to see the shoots pop up out of the ground! I love that!
My new Bearded Irises.
Michael is growing cantaloupe and watermelon vines from seeds to transplant alongside his daddy’s blueberry bushes…