Today I’m going to show the progress in my patio gardens and chat a bit. I’ve been doing mostly decor posts and haven’t been able to catch you up on things. Not that anything exciting has happened!
Today I drive to the Woodward Park Garden Center. Since we can’t get out and buy plants, they had vendors bring them theirs to sell so they wouldn’t be wasted.
The Garden Center put a notice up on Facebook and I ordered about 8 garden plants I think.
I am to drive up to the tents and follow the signs. They have scheduled us to pick them up in 15-minute intervals so there is less exposure to one another. My scheduled time is 11 a.m.
You might know the three things I will try to do during this time is get Charlie to his acupuncture appointment where I drive up and they pick him up from my car. To get his medications. And to get plants for the patio when possible.
Okay, here is the growth on my patio as of yesterday when I took these photos. It’s been raining again!
The Japanese maple is growing nicely. I haven’t seen much growth yet on the butterfly tree/Jade.
This is the large blue garden bed. Mostly what you see is chocolate mint. But here and there is mint sprouting upwards. And a clump of Lamb’s Ear below.
The rosemary plant came through the winter just fine. I still need to trim it up a bit. But the rain!
What you see behind it is the sedum autumn joy. So you can kind of see how much it’s grown. I took a photo of it but unfortunately it came out blurry.
I wanted to plant some new additional plants in the galvanized tub gardens, but as you can see they’re pretty much already filled up with plants that have come back from previous years.
I can’t figure out what this is. Do you recognize the leaves?
I don’t think it’s weeds because it’s growing in one small clump, so I must have planted whatever it is and forgotten.
Below is the rose bush I still need to trim. The rain has pushed my maintenance schedule back.
Look how big this rose bush has gotten!
Last year I tried to scoot it down a bit and the roots were growing into the concrete. It’s too heavy for me to turn over and work with. So I guess I’ll just leave it be in terms of the roots.
Lots of lemon balm and various mints and sedum coming up in other pots.
I told my older daughter I’d give her some of the herbs when next I see her. She’s going to dabble in gardening a bit she says.
Above is my white clematis. Every year I say I’m transplanting it, but the pot is heavy and I chicken out about trying to deal with the roots that have grown through the metal trellis it grows up on.
That would make it more difficult to transplant and I don’t want to damage it.
Wild violas are cropping up here and there too. Here they are in the clematis pot.
They are impish and cheerful little flowers. I’d like to have some larger pansies too.
I don’t know if it’s too late to order and plant them by seed because they like cooler weather. I’ve never planted them from seed before. Have you?
I think what you see above are daisies (I believe Shasta daisies) from last year that came back. And the yellow and green leafed plant is a ground cover that came back as well.
And here’s the big piece of driftwood sedum grows up in. It just gets thicker every year.
That is lemon balm growing in the crack of the cement below it.
So that’s all the patio photos for today’s show and tell.
It feels eerie and surreal right now. Every day I wake up to the knowledge that the world is carrying on in a somewhat different manner. I’m staying in as much as possible and will be spending time on my patio hopefully today.
I’ll show you the plants I pick up in a bit tomorrow.
I hope you all are doing okay and that you have a garden to think about to keep your spirits up. I know the spring growth lifts me and makes me feel more positive.