A warm winter and spring rains has brought an abundant crop of all sorts of weeds. Because they have been so rampant this year, I’ve been thinking about those gorgeous public gardens that are so pristine. How do they achieve that enviable look that makes me drool? An army of workers. That’s how. As I keep pulling weeds by my lonesome self, the flowers that are blooming in my yard keep me going.
This year I discovered that rebloomers make much better cut flowers than the old fashioned irises. Recently I provided vases of roses and irises from my yard for an event. I cut the flowers the morning before; the rebloomers were still fresh the next day while many of the others had wilted.
The only downsize of bulbs is that they need to be divided about every three years. That’s not an easy task with our clay soil. But it’s a small price to pay for the fact that they provide more plants each year and give a gift of flowers every spring.
And finally, this Amaryllis was planted in this slightly raised bed because the soil is so much better than where the other ones are planted. I may move them all to this bed. Its bright color above all the emerging leaves of the Cone Flowers is eye catching.
Hope you are enjoying springtime with all the glorious flowers.
“A slip of the foot, you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue, you may never get over.” Benjamin Franklin