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.
"Lorraine, I just love your secret garden! I don't have much luck with hanging baskets and would love to try the fertilizer you speak so highly of. Does this local Plant Farm sell their fertilizer online? If not or if you don't know,…"
"You will love them Clare. They like shady places where only wax begonias seem to thrive & bloom. Use large plastic baskets with a drip tray underneath & soil moist in your mix. They will root in water if you break a stem off! I stick the…"
"Thanks Clare for the comments. This is a "secret garden" so not many people get to see it until they have come all the way up the driveway & turned this corner. People delivering packages like Fedex, UPS see it the most. So I love to…"