Archive for May 25th, 2009

Colorful Nasturtiums

Watering Techniques

Memorial Day

Decision time.  Should I construct the trellis or transplant the petunias?

Planting won, so I began to work the south side of the house. Transplanting “volunteer plants” (large black-eyed Susans) from the herb garden to the south side flower garden. Bringing the white and double purple petunias to this garden of yellow will be spectacular.

With more petunias, I continued planting them as border flowers in the Buddha Herb Garden. With intermittent nasturtiums colorful shades of red and pink, the white and purple will go well with the various shades of green from the herbs.

Without Deb’s help I could not have finished all the planting. The lack of rain presents a problem.  I use the water sprinkler for the flower garden, lawn spaces beyond, and between the raised beds. However, I am careful to not sprinkle the vegetable leaves. I hand sprinkle with the hose nozzle the grass close to the raised beds. I hand water with a watering can the strawberries, vegetables and herb gardens.

The radishes, beets, carrots, lettuce, and spinach are above the ground. Each square foot of space gets a generous amount of water from the watering can.

  
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