winter-garden

5

Plant of the Day

Wednesday 1 March 2017

A cloud of pale pink flowers attracted attention from the large and vigorous Viburnum × bodnantense ‘Dawn’. This deciduous shrub has upright growth, spreading by producing additional stems from ground level. The clusters of scented, light pink and white flowers opening from red buds through autumn and winter to early spring. 

Jill Raggett

7

Winter Summer garden update 6.11.2017

The winter garden is giving up.  Time for the summer garden - aka plant what I can and hope for the best. I’m losing the battle against the pine needles, but they might keep the weeds down as the rains make everything pop up.

Rutgers tomato’s last stand. It’s been raining on and off five days straight with temps in the eighties. One viable tomato left, but it’s yielded about 30, so that’s a win in my book (top left)

Transplanted a Costoluto Genovese tomato today.  It might not fare any better than the Rutgers, but I always plant some new plants in hopes a few blossoms make it.  (top right)

Spearmint and marjoram fighting over territory (center left)

Sweet yellow banana pepper peeking out (center right)

Morning Glory vine being an overachiever. (bottom row)