It's been raining for about 72 hours straight here in Chicagoland. Since the ground is saturated with rain I took the opportunity to quickly plant up some new shrubs & perennials. I planted up Pieris japonica "Purity", Erica darleyenis "Mediterranean Pink" and Rododendron "Aglo" along with Lithodora "Grace Ward".
I also moved a bunch of the seedlings from the house out into the cold frame. I have a nasty infestation of fungus gnats, so last night I watered them with a watering can of mosquito dunk infused water to help kill the larva. We'll see if that works. I did a bunch of research on the internet and other than practically starving the plants to death by letting the soil get super dry the mosquito dunk tip seems to be the most agreed upon. Such annoying little things!
"Good then profusion sounds just right. I have been saving the seeds from a coral colored zinnia I particularly love but it gets too leggy later in the season & I just need to keep it in one corner only. The deck doesn't need to be…"
"Thanks Lorraine. I suspect your rudbeckia will start spreading very soon if it likes the conditions in your driveway bed. Regarding the zinnias, my absolute favorite is the Whirligig. But they, along with most of my other beautiful zinnias, get to…"