Saturday, April 18, 2009

Today in the Garden

Today was my first long day working out in the garden. My Uncle Will is visiting from Philly so he was out there helping me. God bless him. LOL.

We planted 4 new rose bushes. I'm a little worried about some of the other roses. It seems like some of them aren't greening up. I'm pretty new at growing them so maybe it's normal some years??

Tilled up the lettuce patch and got it all planted. This year it's:

Iceberg, Summertime, Red Velvet, Freckles, Speckles and Buttercrunch. Just for my dad I planted a long row of radishes. (yuk).

I also planted my white Peony bush today. Now I have red, pink and white.

I was going to till the back half of the garden but my Uncle insisted. So......since he forced me, I let him. Haha
In the pics you'll see the garlic and chives are all coming up. The Chocolate mint is already going crazy. Got two of my bean trellises up too. Going to plant the North Carolina greasy beans on those two.

My scarey owl is back on the back trellis to scare the bejezzus out of the bunnies.

Tonight I got a call from my Tomato Hero, Gary Millwood.

We are planning our visit we are having next Friday. Opening day at his nursery. I can't wait to see Gary in action. Maria Stenger from Blue Ribbon Tomatoes will be there too so it should be soooooooo cool. Gary was telling me about some of the very cool tomatoes he is growing this year. Can't wait to check out the inventory Friday. LOL. I will make sure to take lots of pics to post on the blog.
After today I feel like it is finally go time. I will be posting less and less on the blog as I spend more time in the garden but I'm sure you all understand that.

Have a great season!!


Julen said...

Hi! Yesterday I've been in Sierra de las Nieves, Málaga, Spain, and i saw a wild Paeonia! So beautifull!

Tomatoaddict said...

Hi Julen,
That sounds very beautiful. Do you have any pictures? I've never seen a wild Peony..

Julen said...

I have no photos, but i saw Paeonia broteri (or coriacea, i don't know de right name) in a tipical mediterranean forest, with Quercus rotundifolia, Phillyrea angustifolia, Cistus albidus, Quercus coccifera...
You can see the photos of this species in internet, they are very usual in the mediterranean zone.

Tomatoaddict said...

Thanks Julen!!
I will google them.