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April 6, 2011

Transplanting the perennials

With the warm weather the garden activity has begun and although the garden itself is too wet to till, I can dig holes, fill them with compost and plant some of the cool weather vegetables I love. Kale, broccoli, lettuce all go in nicely and thrive in the wet and cool weather. But today I decided to transplat some of the perennial flowers that are being neglected on the fringes of the yard into the area around the new house.

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It looks pretty barren even after the planting. This hill was scraped clean of all topsoil and although I planted grass and wildflowers there last year, nothing grew. Nothing. So I have the idea of using the ground here as if it were a flower pot and dig a hole, fill it with good soil and put in a plant. With lots of care and some feeding of compost, I think I can get flowers to grow and since i plan a patio area, it will be a great place to sit and enjoy the color and the fragrance.

I planted Dutch Iris, regular iris, some Lamb's quarters, bergamot and a Dusty Miller. This fall I'll put in some spring flowering bulbs between these plants and keep the compost feedings and my finger's crossed.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at April 6, 2011 9:48 AM
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