I've been missing from my blog for over a week, and I didn't even find the time to join the ladies for tea on Tuesday. I've been busy gardening and will share a few of the plants that have made it all worth while.
The last of the daffodils as they fade away until next spring.
The leopards bane on the left and euphorbia on the right continue to glow.
The yellow variegated iris scents the air with a grape crush scent. It's fabulous with just the foliage.
The flowering crabapple has been filling the air with its intoxicating fragrance.
That's 'Flush of White' verbascum on the left and the flowerhead of white baneberry on the right.
I've also been coordinating community vegetable gardens on the country property of an historic one room school house. A local fellow built the frames and we filled them with compost and duck manure. Below is the bed my friend Marilyn and I planted on the weekend. The red plastic is to help the tomato plants produce better fruits by reflecting far-red wavelengths.
And above is what lies ahead for me to do! The 2014 trial annuals from Proven Winners arrived today with some that will be 2015 plant introductions.
I've heard of'Pegasus' begonia and it is going in a big pot in the shade. Photo from PW.
Now, the giveaway. On my previous post here I wrote about a new product called WaterDots. I've had such good results with my planters that I asked the owners of the company if they would supply a bag to a reader for a giveaway.
They generously agreed and will ship a bag of WaterDots to one lucky winner in Canada or the US. The product can be washed off and refused the following year so if you want to win the giveaway, just say in your comment that you want the WaterDots. It's simple, "I want the WaterDots" and your name will be entered. I'll draw the lucky name for the giveaway next Thursday, June 5. Please make sure your comment links to a place that contains an email address.