Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Change is Good
I have said that I enjoy pinks, purples, blues and other pale colors in my garden. Joe prefers the loud.... brash colors. The orange lilies for instance. So, I am trying to incorporate more bright colors into my gardenscape. I have been moving things around. The apricot, ruffled, day lilies have been divided and put in several places in the front gardens. They were a friendship share from an old friend in Hampshire. I brought them with me, when I moved here. They were in the shade in the back and not blooming as well. Now, they are front and center....let's see what they do next year.
Last night it was so nice and cool, I took a chance and went out to do a few things, wondering if the mosquitos would carry me away. They weren't out...so I took advantage of that and divided another plant. This is in the allium family. I don't know the name of it, but it looks like a bunch of onions when you dig it out of the ground. Very neat plant with purple flowers (like chives) right now. I brought this home from Church, when we were dividing a couple of years ago. I divided one large plant into five different plants. I put one back in the original spot, and place the others across the front of Tim's memory garden. That little garden is really shaping up. First will come the daffodils, followed by the orange lilies, clumps of yellow day lilies, poppies, butterfly weed, a rose bush, and the purple allium type flowers lastly. Just think of all the colors in this garden. I'll show pictures of this area later on.
It was time to go in and I was ready to stop. I had extra energy later on yesterday, because I fell asleep reading in the afternoon. Otherwise, I am tired and don't accomplish much in the evening. I'm looking forward to next year now...to see how all the changes work out. I know that there will be a little tweaking, but that's what gardening is all about. Change...things grow, divide, multiply, the garden is never the same the next year. Life goes like that too...we are changing everyday. Never the same. I guess we need some tweaking too once in a while. An oil can would come in handy....like in the Wizard of Oz :)
Just found out that the alliums are called drumstick alliums.