Sunday, April 30, 2017

End of The Month View April, 2017

Instead of showing all my garden, I am posting just a few photos of new additions.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 26, 2017
Wouldn't this six-pack of red Salvia be pretty growing with the Hosta? But no it can't be. Hostas like shady places, and I will set out the Salvia in a sunny flower bed where it will be happier.

Another recent purchase, a six-pack of Moss Rose, Portulaca grandiflora, needs to be set out in a sunny spot, too.

Now for the absolute best thing I have purchased for my garden this month...

...a garden kneeler to help prevent back and knee pain. You can see how desperately I need it to pull all these weeds out from around my Turk's Cap, Malvaviscus.

And when it is turned over it becomes a seat. See I told you there was Turk's Cap back there!

Have a wonderful May!

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  1. You have some nice additions!!

  2. ...Lea, you need to do a bit of work in those beds!

  3. I have one of those garden kneelers, also. They are a real back and knee saver.

  4. I also have one of those garden kneelers. Looks like we are all in good company. (Alas - that salvia really would have looked sharp with that hosta, if only their growing conditions were compatable!) I did want to comment - I'm a little surprised you can grow hostas. I've been to Raleigh, North Carolina and an arboretum there had them in a special "plants difficult to grow here" . The reason was because they were not reliable growers there due to the summer heat.

  5. I like this when people focus on a few things sometimes. Yes, the Salvias and Hostas would look great together--I guess it could work in a sunny East or West location, with shade during part of the day ... or maybe in a partial shade location. Still, they each thrive in opposite conditions. I love the Moss Roses--I've grown those before up at the cottage where I can't water plants regularly. I love the fact that they're succulents and can take hot, dry conditions. Plus, they're beautiful!

  6. It's all so pretty! My joy is in looking at other people's gardens, since i can only grow weeds and have been known to kill silk houseplants.

  7. Nice buys, Lea. I do love Portulaca and it's bright colors but it doesn't do too well here. Some gardens Yes but not mine. Too wet right here. Have fun in the garden

  8. Hi Lea, I have taken over from Helen to host the End of Month View. It would be great if you can join.


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