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


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