Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Flowers for the West Newbury Church

This past Sunday I featured a peony called Dinner Plate (as I remember) which as you can see is a huge pink cabbage. Also, I had Japanese iris, goatsbeard, Rodgersia and a few Malva and "big blue" geraniums. It has been a good spring for flowers and plants in general --after a rough winter--with the exception of peonies: some of them rotted, many were filled with rose chafers and most flopped

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Gardens Doing Better than Normal This Year

Probably because I have had Mondays off most of May and June, I'm having more time to work in my garden than normal. My gardens show it: I have 2 people working for me which helps me greatly. I even have my baby beets and carrots weeded and I weeded my asparagus patch this morning

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Old Fashioned Iris Project

For the last several years I have been collecting "old fashioned" Iris from peoples gardens-- Iris which are vigorous enough to be almost weedy--Iris which do not poop out in the garden. Of course, in poorer, more sandy soil, I might have better success with the huge modern Standard Tall Bearded Iris which are beautiful.