Tuesday, May 08, 2007

My flowers

As posted earlier, not all of the bulbs that I re-set last year came up. Actually, most of them came up, but less than half bloomed this year! Does anyone know if it's possible that I traumatized them in the move and that they'll recover in a year or two? It seems like I remember reading that somewhere. Or maybe I planted them too deep? Anyway, lots of green, but not a lot of blossoms. Here's pictures of some of the things blooming, though.
And my forget-me-nots are AWESOME! I wouldn't mind if they took over my flower beds. I remember my Grandma having lots of forget-me-nots and I loved them!
G. bought some tomato plants at his school's Ecology Club plant sale, and since the remodeling isn't done in back and I don't want to risk planting something and having siding dropped on it, I thought I'd put the tomatoes out front--in the middle of the flower. We'll see how that works!

Unfortunately, that one truly invasive, awful plant that I can't identify to save my life, poked through all the paper I laid down under the mulch :( so I wasted three bags of mulch and it's still coming up! I even sprayed it with Brush-B-Gone, which is supposed to kill, well, BRUSH! It still didn't work.
Finally, I transplanted mint, too. I see two plants came up. I think I must be the only person in the world who can't grow mint! Everyone else calls it invasive, but I'd love for it to take over around my patio. No luck...

3 comments:

mamafitz said...

that invasive plant you can't identify needs to be pulled up all the time. we had it really bad here, and a few years ago i ripped it all out, turned the dirt around, picked out all the roots, and started over. i still have to pull them now and then, but it's not bad -- not even close to what you have pictured. david tried spraying it with stuff, and i tell you, the only thing that works is pulling them all up and digging in the dirt for the roots. they send little runners out. (oh, i don't know what it's called either)

i think your bulbs will be fine and bloom better next year. i know when i move plants around, the next bloom isn't that great.

amy said...

I don't know about moving them, but we didn't get any tulip blooms and very few daffodils this year because of the late freezing :-(

Your flowers look amazing, and your son is extremely handsome - hope he has a great birthday.

Abby said...

The garden looks beautiful, Lori. I love those tulips with the spikey tops. We have some invasive stuff too that I just have to keep pulling. Nothing gets rid of it.