Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day weekend: changing of the guard

Even if our local swimming pool isn't scheduled to open until July, Memorial Day weekend marks the end of spring and the beginning of summer, garden-wise, in this neighborhood.  It's time for changing of the guard.

On Duty:
Two new pots of "Sugary" grape tomatoes
Dahlias in both side beds and along the back of the house
Siberian irises from a work colleague
"New Dawn" roses fertilized with 1 1/4 cup of Rose Tone
Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum) "Gateway" cut down to 2 feet
Shasta daisies pinched back to 6 inches

Spent tulip bulbs
Weeds, lots of 'em
Marsh marigold seed heads
Lots of gardening energy

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