It occurs to me that people may be a little unclear about what to do with that cute little plant you just bought/received/acquired. I mean, how hard can it be? 1. Buy. 2. Take out of pot. 3. Put in the ground. 4. Watch it grow. Well, the answer is, pretty much not hard at … Continue reading So You Bought a Shrub, Now What?
Any first blooms of the season are exciting, And somehow, roses are up there with the best of them. I have quite a few roses, some I love more than others, but Julia Child, now entering only its 4th year in my garden, is the best of the best. Her growth habit is restrained and … Continue reading First Rose Bloom of the Season
I couldn't resist this. Yes, too bad for the plants that Garden on the Edge lost to severe Eastern winter. But keep reading through to the end, and watch the youtube video. Incidentally, as I often remind you, click on "like" or "follow" to get more of my pearls of wisdom. Or silly links.
Five days and untold number of labour-hours later, the mountain of mulch is gone, and a new one has appeared. Most of the mountain has been translocated to a spot behind the carport. Here's what it looked like 5 days ago And from the other side, just to get a better perception of how much … Continue reading PATHS AND STRUCTURE AND MULCH, OH MY!
Bark vs arborist's wood chips: Again, I defer to Linda Chalker-Scott: The Myth of Pretty Mulch pretty much 😉 says it all. Using bark mulch has too many disadvantages, whereas wood chips have few. So this: ...is now this: As I've said in previous posts, my garden is my research field. So I'm going to try … Continue reading Mulches Part II