The heads are very small, but I didn't have to worry about any flopping over this year. (There are positive aspects to nearly everything)
Last week we got a couple days of nice rain, so the grass is greening up again. There's a little something left blooming in the Arbor Gardens, but nothing worth a second glance. Here's a picture just for my record keeping.
Sunday morning I did a little digging and hauling of new top soil. I decided to remove most of the overcrowded daylilies, etc. in this end rockwall area. I have planted three small shrubs and I plan to plant many of my new tulips here. You can still see a bit of the silver Cerastium tomentosum that I've been trying to kill off because it's growing into the creeping phlox. It's been hit twice with Roundup and most of it appears dead. I plan to dig it out this week.
I have no shortage of fall digging/remodeling of the gardens. Remember this area that I sprayed Roundup on in July? It's pretty dead and I will be digging it all out and replacing the top soil. I have no idea what I will be planting here.
I would really love a big huge ligularia or cimicifuga right in front of that wheel.
In fact I have a ligularia, the 'Rocket' just out of camera range. It's a little squatty thing with only two 6" blooms. I've had it for three summers now. It's just too dry in these gardens for the water-loving ligularia.
A big clump of Tropicanna would be great in front of that wheel. But I have no luck growing them in the ground either. Maybe I will grow a big pot of them and put them there just before they bloom.....hmmmm....that's an idea I need to remember for next year. Guess I will make a new label--Remember for next year.
Hope you are all having a nice Labor Day. I had to work today. What could be more appropriate for Labor Day than to labor? LOL. The day went by fast and I left about 50 minutes early.
If I had been off, I could have accomplished a lot of the digging I need to do. I did come home and work for about 45 minutes outside. I raked all the dead Cerastium tomentosum up. It was a full wheelbarrow load. Then I removed a few more plants from that area. It was too hot to do much more.
Remember those 4 potatoes I found in my pantry that sprouted so I planted them in the rockwall garden? Well look at this!
DH grilled steaks tonight and I cooked up the freshly-harvested potatoes. They were delish! I still have three more plants to harvest.
All in all it was a good day.