garden pictures and tips

This is the view from my kitchen deck. ­Rock Walls are great for planting creeping flowers. ­The lambs ears you see at the bottom (the fuzzy grayish colored plants) were originally put there by the birds or scattered seeds, but I liked it, and let them go. ­Now they are all filled in. ­Here is my tip of the day: ­pull weeds when it is rainy so the soil is loose and you can pull them out by the root. ­Another great thing I have learned to fertilize with a natural fertilizer called fish emusion....it is basically rotted fish and comes concentrated at Lowes (about $7) and it works great. ­Just a couple capfuls in a gallon of water every other watering and your plants will love you. ­It smells nasty, so water before you are showered for the day (or don't mind your co workers complaining that you smell like dead fish). ­

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Mid June is a great time to check your gardens out and see what may need thinning or where you need to fill in. ­I like to have my gardens nice and full (cuts down on weeds growing in there), so i have to thin more because my plants will be too big and not get enough air circulating in there and rot, not grow well or mold. ­You don't want that, mold will continue to go back in the soil and make your leaves all powdery gray in color. ­Not good for the garden.

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Another great garden tool is a bug net for your head for weeding on damp rainy days. ­The bugs love this weather and will be in your ears, mouth ect....not a bad investment!­

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I am all for trading plants with people, so if anyone wants a piece of my garden in trade for theirs, please shoot me an email!

Happy gardening...

Colleen­

Colleen Bailey

Colleen Bailey

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