Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A day in the garden...

Caring for my roses

This year I know my very neglected roses would need a little extra tender loving care. I purchased a huge bag of Alfalfa from the local Feed Shop and mixed it with huge bag of compost. Alfalfa helps to promote green growth, especially after such a hard pruning!

Just One month later after a good rain and then several days of pure sunshine my roses are beginning to leaf out beautifully. Looks like it's going to be a good year!

Delightful Daffodils

For ten years I have been choosing daffodils by mail order in the spring, forgetting about them until one day in the Fall, they appear on my doorstep waiting to be planted. First I plant and then I wait, and worth the wait they are. It's hard to resist cutting all of them into bouquets for the house. They have the most delightful fragrance straight from the garden and are truly the happiest flower on earth!

Climbing Sweet Peas

This pot of Sweet Peas are ready to climb. Using large branches from the newly pruned fruit trees I'll make a Tee Pee for them. Pushing the branches down the inside rim of the pot and then tying them at the top with wire then raffia. This is a beautiful natural support for the Sweet Peas tendrils to wind around and climb up.

Lettuce dine!

Lettuce is a very easy vegetable to grow and very rewarding. So delicious freshly picked from the garden. With so many seedlings left over after the first planting, I transplanted them into small pots while waiting for their turn in the garden.

For a whimsical table setting , lots of cut daffodils and pots of lettuce. Looks like a little garden on the table. Why not!

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