RE: Today in the Garden
Sounds like you made a lot of progress this season in your gardens...
nothing like a tour to get you motivated!
So where is a picture of Melanie's garden at?... or maybe you should just
show us yours instead?
> -----Original Message-----
> Hello All!
> It doesn't seem that I have very much to tell about the garden these days.
> Whenever I get a chance, I've been working on getting things rearranged,
> planted, and neatened up. This year may be a record setter for me in that
> may have all my daylilies out of pots, plastic bags, or pails of water and
> planted in the ground! I'm even almost finished planting perennials and
> shrubs that needed planting.
> There's always a hitch of course. One newly renovated area is next to the
> control box for the sprinkler system and something's been leaking water
> a month. This chore is one of the few things my husband takes
> for in the garden. I'm glad he pays the water bill from his business
> account, because it's going to be a killer! I managed to fix the toilet
> was running, so at least that's not adding to the problem! Anyway, I have
> some shrubs to plant in that bed when the flooding subsides. Maybe he'll
> to it tomorrow! LOL
> I've tried to use next year's National Convention on LI as an reason for
> to help me get some things done (my garden will be an open garden), but it
> hasn't helped much. I pretty much am on my own in the garden which means
> things get done SLOWLY.
> I am almost done planting all the bulbs that I ordered this fall. It will
> exciting next spring and summer to see everything in bloom. I planted all
> kinds of bulbs to enhance my white flower garden. I'm trying Ornithogalum
> magnum (Snake flower), allium cowanii, camassia leichtlini semiplens,
> puschkinia libanotica 'Alba', Lilium 'White Stargazer' and scilla siberica
> 'Alba' for white spring and summer bloom. I also have daffodils and
> planted. I counted 27 white and near white daylilies in this garden!
> I am so excited about my new spider- uf garden. There are probably about
> daylilies planted in it. It is a circular raised planting with stone
> around it. Part of the wall forms a bench, and there are three steps going
> up one side of the garden. I've planted diminutive spring bulbs, lots of
> lilium, grasses and an assortment of perennials between the daylilies. The
> steps are planted with sedum and thymes. It is sort of a copy of a lovely
> walled garden that Melanie Vassallo planted, but on a much smaller scale.
> The garden is situated in an area that gets full sun up by the beach. It
> will be interesting to see how the spideries hold up in the wind. I have
> SUMMER STAR up by the beach and it holds up just fine!
> I guess that I had something to say after all!
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, Long Island, New York
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