Friday, March 25, 2011
Check out Mercer's March Mart. New plants purchased for the garden include Ruby Frost Coreopsis, large, deep ruby flowers are fringed with a collar of frosty white. Always in search of new plants to try and this year will plant the Cardinal Flower which blooms May-Oct and Copper Canyon Daisy with it's yellow daisy-like blooms. Most of the 80 butterfly weeds planted last year are regrowing but I purchased 18 more of the Asclepias Curassavica. Our garden is 2500 square ft or 277 sq yards. A recommended 2-10 plants of milkweed and nectar plants per sq. yd. is recommended by Monarch Watch.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
March 7th. The garden has come through the winter in pretty good shape. The Gaura, milkweed, lantana, dianthus and even a pink verbena is blooming. Planted were Mamie's petunias and bluebonnets. The rose were all trimed. Thank you Joan and Cathy for your work.