Friday's...in The Garden...New Plants & TTD


Hi Everyone...It was a cold gardening week!


Just like that, our weather decided to go back to the usual March weather (50's). I am a wimp with cold weather, so I went plant shopping. I found a lavender for my area. I have been dreaming of lavender for a long time.


I am extremely skeptical on this one.


The back of the card says 6...and that's my zone. So, I brought home 5 of them


If all goes well, it should look like this.


As for the the rest of my garden...my creamy daffodils are looking so lovely


I love their little peachy centers


This is also a good time to take inventory and make a "Things To Do" list. For me, my Pieris plants are getting smothered by the tall Green Giant Arborvitaes


I also don't like one pink blooming one next to the white blooming one. I prefer several of the same color grouped together. In the next couple of weeks, I will be transplanting them


This is a good example of when to transplant a perennial. Early bloomers, like this one, will do much better if they are moved after the bloom...or early fall. Since they look so similar without their blooms, I will mark them now, so I know which one is pink and which one is white.

What is blooming in your garden?


11 comments:

Kelly @ NJ History said...

I lovee lavender too! Good luck with them!

Julie of Monkey Grass Hill said...

I love that particular kind of lavender, but I've never had luck with it. I've had good luck with another one that has smaller blooms. I'm zone 7 (but I just heard that they changed the zones- not sure what I am now or even if it changed for me).

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Lavender smells sooooo good! We have it in our some of our flower beds (we're also in zone 5) and it has been doing quite well.

Kim said...

You are inspiring me!! These cold few days kind of put a halt in my gardening mood!! Can't wait to hear how the lavender does for you! I also appreciate the tip about not moving perennials until after they bloom!! Do you have any tips about trimming azaleas or boxwoods? I have to do this and am scared!!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I can smell it now! Ahhh. Can't wait to see them in full bloom!

My Crafty Home Life said...

Azaleas, after the bloom. It is hard to hurt them...don't worry. Boxwood, shape and trim now. If it is a major re-shaping...several inches off, google it.

My Crafty Home Life said...

Carrie, is it the same one?

My Crafty Home Life said...

Thanks Kelly, welcome!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Linda, you are so busy. I am doing so much indoors I feel bad I cannot even enjoy the outdoors never mind planting and tending to it but I do have gardeners who do the basic maintenance.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Good luck with your new lavender, those plants look beautiful and healthy! We are zone five and its been tough getting it to come back after winter. I might put one in a pot again this year.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Good luck with your new lavender, those plants look beautiful and healthy! We are zone five and its been tough getting it to come back after winter. I might put one in a pot again this year.

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