Perennials are my favorite kind of flower. I love to learn about new flowers and try them out. I need to learn more about certain ones - how to care for them, what to expect, etc. I hope to learn lots and lots from the other folks here! I do have to admit, however, that quilting is my major love in life. Gardening is becoming a very close second!
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
We moved into a new house that we designed in January, so everything at this house is all new for us. We have 3 acres and we started a great vegetable garden, and we've planted lots of perennials so far. I can see me spending at least 6 hours a week on all the upkeep of the lawn, the vegetables and the flowers.
With the rain we had and the heat the weeds went from 2" to 6" in 2 days. Of course the good plants didn't sprout as much. This is the type of weather we can hear the corn grow at night.
I just noticed you are from Mt. Vernon. My kids went to Delaware Hayes. My daughter was a cheerleader so we've spent many a night watching the Yellow Jackets/ Pacers play basketball and football. She graduated in 97.
I enjoyed your pics. Love the hummers, they're so much fun to watch! I like perennials too! Especially when you have a great deal of space and they love to spread. It makes things easier when they basically are maintenance free. I'll be interested to see how the new gardens shape up.
"Ive done some looking on the net, I think they could be a form of Gladioli nanus, or baby Gladioli. Gladioli or sword lily are South African to tropical Africa. They are really an Iris. A lot plants came in the early days on sailing ships and…"
"Hope you are happy with your impatiens now Clare! Your frost is about 2 weeks behind us then. Last year we had such an early frost--end of Sept! Caught me unawares & lost all my tender perennials. That isn't going to happen this year,…"
"Pole beans are so easy to grow! Just plop the seed in the ground and make sure they have something to climb on. This is a new variety I tried this year. I just love the apricot-colored blooms. (And the beans taste good, too!)"