Monday, June 18, 2012
Transplanting Seedlings, Fixing a Plant and Weeding
butterfly bush plant and planted a bunch of the seeds in a 4 inch pot. Those seedlings had at least two sets of true leaves so it was time to get them in the ground. There were 6 seedlings but they were all squished together and their little roots weren't very strong (it's not the best idea to start seedlings in the heat of June so this isn't shocking). I'll be happy if even two end up surviving. Really only 5 have a chance because two had their roots intertwined and I planted them together. In a couple of days I'll thin the one that looks least healthy and hope the other lives. The seedling above is planted at the front left corner of our house (if facing the house) next to some of our rose of Sharon bushes.
excavating most of our front yard and everything that we had time to save that had been in our front yard beds got tossed into whatever pots, buckets and receptacles we had handy. When it was time to replant the survivors my husband said he didn't want so many irises in front. We agreed that I could plant the extra in our hot mess garden. You can see the irises towards the bottom left of the planting bed in the photo above. Ok, it's not really a planting bed but what's left of the mulch pile. There's also a lot of weeds. That's a project for another day though.
The Xeric Gardener blog soon for more tips on making this a low maintenance garden. I'd also like it to attract butterflies. Mostly I want it to look less bad though. It's kind of an eyesore right now.
Thank you for joining me on my garden journey!
What's going on in your garden? Have you ever seen a xeric garden or a no cost garden?