Thursday, February 7, 2008

2/07/08 HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE YEAR OF THE RAT!

2/7/08

It's New Year's again! I always think of Chinese New Year's Day as a second chance for resolutions that I haven't kept since the 1st. What better time as well to list my garden chores for the coming season. So much to do and so little time --- The gardener's mantra!

So on to the list I must keep, knowing there is more to come:

Front bed:
Divide and move Daylily ‘Crimson Pirate’ so that they are in front of Coneflowers.
Remove Aniscanthus from in front of the Mexican Oregano and replant to another bed.
Move seedlings of Echinops ritro so that they are closer to each other.
Move Salvia greggii ‘Teresa’ and Persimmon Lilac’ to other beds.
Consider moving Rose ‘Belinda’s Dream’ to another bed.
Move bulbs of scattered Gayfeather so that they are all in one group.
Transplant Veronica ‘Heavenly Blue’ and ‘Blue Charm,’ closer to ‘Gayfeather.’
American Beauty bed:
Divide and move Phlox paniculata ‘Texas Pink’ to back of border near Hydrangea.
Plant Rose ‘Peggy Martin’ to replace Old Blush.
Repair arbor
Plant Salvia ‘Persimmon Lilac,’ that has been removed from front bed.
Transplant Monarda ‘Jacob Cline’ to behind the Roses.
Consider moving Canna ‘Tropicanna’ to Canna Island.
Wichita Blue Juniper bed:
Move low growing Lantana camara to front of bed.
Transplant high growing Lantana camara from Earl’s bed.
Curb bed:
Plant Sedum ‘Matrona’ starts near new stone path.
Remove remaining grass and seed ‘Talinum paniculatum.’
Mother’s bed:
Divide Hibiscus ‘Flare.’
Transplant Purple leaf Salvia to pot.
Transplant divisions of Daylily ‘Bitsy’ from other bed.
Tip prune Golden Salvia officinalis and plant tips in front of border.
Plant Salvia farinacea Evolution seedlings in front of Daylily ‘Bitsy.’
Look for support structures for ‘Maggie’ and ‘Graham Thomas’ Roses.
Replace broken arbors.
Japanese Maple bed:
Have arborist remove dead tree- Ailanthus altissima.
Plant new Tree – Chinese Pistache.
Remove Canna.
Remove new shoots of Physostegia virginiana.
Yucca bed:
Plant transplant of Aster oblongifolius, from the compost area.
Fence:
Put up new bird netting for vines.
Restore three wall planters with new peat , netting and soil and re-hang.


1 comment:

dlcarter13 said...

I am in awe of you Donald! What a list.dlc