DIVIDE PERENNIALS: Early and mid-spring is a good time to divide most perennials, depending in the zone you live. You will know is time to divide when you get to see that your plant is growing; however, is dead or empty in the center.
A good rule of thumb is to divide perennials after they flower, therefore, you can divide the fall bloomers now, in spring.
Do not divide the peonies or irises now, just wait until fall and do it then.
Google the name of the plants that are showing the empty centers in your garden and get the information on how to divide them and exactly when.
Once you divide your perennials, make sure that you share some of the divided excess with family, neighbors and friends. Don't forget to use some of them to plant elsewhere in your garden.
The 2021 GARDEN SEASON just begun. Therefore, let’s just get some things lined up before we run to the garden center and come back home with a lot of stuff that will make us fail.
Yes, I know, they are not this beautiful yet. However, I am looking so forward to see all my Hostas coming back from last year. I neglect these plants every single year and every single year they deliver a show. Beautiful colors, some in different tones of green and some variegated.
So, I will be patient now because I just saw them popping out of the ground and they are somewhat half way out. Soon, I will be such a happy camper. Awesome!!!
hYes, gardening friends, if there is a doubt in our minds about whether spring is here or not, just look around. If you get to see a lot of yellow around you, it means forsythias and daffodils are in bloom. Therefore, there will be no doubt that winter is gone or about to be gone for good this year. Sweet! Let’s look at some of these plants stats:
Perennial: Yes, both are.
Deer Resistant: Yes.
Full Sun: Yes.
Partial Sun: Maybe.
Bloom Time: SPRING!
Size: Daffodils about 2 feet tall and Forsythia bush can grow taller than all of us, smile.
Water Needs: Yes. However, they are so forgiving. I don’t remember when I water either ones, smile.
Good Companion Plants: Any plan is good and not too many are in bloom at their bloom time. That’s the reason why their yellow color is so majestic and unique in spring time.
If you live in zones 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, chances are that you will be able to enjoy these amazing flowers that only bloom in winter, early spring and spring. They are so cool that at times I see the flowers peeking out of the snow.
Also, they are so forgiving and to give you an idea, I do not recall if I ever water them during any time of the year. I only remove the dry leaves in spring to give the plant an opportunity to bloom the flowers in a more spacious area.
They come in different colors, however, mine is the white (greenish kind or light yellow) type. The flowers pop above the green foliage and when they open, they unfold into a cup that face downward, not straight up like many other flowers. Meaning, if you do not lift a flower to see how beautiful it is, you will only see the flower back, smile. So here are some stats:
Lenten Roses Stats:
Color(s): White and tones of strong or light pink
Plant height: 1 to 3 feet
Plant width: same, 1 to 3 feet.
Light: Full sun to partial shade
WARNING: THEY ARE TOXIC TO CATS AND DOGS IF THEY EAT THEM.
We can do anything we want as long as we have the items that we have no longer use at home. This was very simple project so easy to make.
By only using one of those ruler type they give you at the hardware store when you buy paint and your glue gun.
Just make sure that you end up with a small container-like in order to add the bird seeds or whatever you want to add to this feeder, to feed your local birds. Done.
So what’s not to like about what we are surrounded that was not man created? Stunning sunsets, water, animals… Let’s just look at this post to relax for a minute.
I have been posting Mother Nature shots since 2016 and I never get tired of doing it. Mother Nature set the rules and we simply must enjoy and follow. The amazing blue sky, the green landscape, the ocean, the snow, the flowers, the animals, well, there is no limit to the beauty and the show that she created for us all to enjoy.
Therefore, go outside your home, put on your mask, keep a safe distance from others and then, enjoy all of what you see around. It’s all free!
I took just few twigs and the sweet tree NEVER COMPLAINT! SMILE.
YES! The Christmas Holiday is approaching fast and with it, the festive house decorations. We are still under COVID social distancing and if we don’t have to go to any store to purchase these kinds of things, the better. So, if you are still in need of a center piece or just a decorative piece, this will meet that need.
Therefore, go to your backyard or the near woods and look for plant material that will look good in your home and in any kind of container. (Trust me, you won’t hurt the plants since by now they are all dormant until next spring.) It could be all green, then you just add a colorful bow or anything festive you have at home and done. Plus, it will be free.
Oops, I also needed a centerpiece for my dining room. So, what a girl has to do? Go to her backyard, get some Cedar tree greens and some pine cones, put it together, glue it and get one done. So if you want to make one, just follow my slide presentation, is just as easy as 1, 2, 3.
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