Other than remembering to prune and feed my roses back in January, I've totally neglected my gardens the last few months and as a result, all my herbs and many of my potted plants died :(
So today I got up bright and early (for a Sunday) at 8:30 and spent four hours pruning, re-planting and laying down mulch to pretty-up my backyard. Yay! I cleaned up the rose garden (where the kumquats have begun to fall), planted a bunch of annuals and updated my herb and pepper garden with things I will actually use for cooking. Now all that's left to do is clean the patio furniture and the grill (ick!).
|My first fully blooming rose bush of the season!|
|Rosemary for seasoning (and keeping mosquitos away), Basil for pizza and Cilantro for guacamole :)|
|Jalepenos for guac and a Bell Pepper because I'm|
curious to see if it will actually grow to size...
Oh, and a lavender plant because I don't have enough
bees in the front yard swarming around my giant
lavender plant there :p
|Spearmint for mojitos :)|
|My shelves of impatiens that were wiped out|
when someone got too busy to go out and
water them this winter. Oops
|New gerber daisies (my faves!) and geraniums |
galore because they are hearty (ie: can survive
a week when I forget to water them)