May Long Weekend Plans?

This topic contains 19 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  shirleym 1 year, 5 months ago.

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  • #10781

    Are you planting this weekend?

  • #10786
     conniepr 
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    Planted all my new purchases, including about ten deck pots, four hanging baskets, and some perennials. Perennials include foxgloves, beebalm, milkweed, Canterbury bells, ferns, and violets. Just the ferns and violets left to plant.

  • #10787

    Hi @conniepr Wow, you have been busy! I bet it felt great to do!

  • #10788
     shirleym 
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    I’ve been weeding this morning and will plant my containers later in the week, I hope if I have time. My Schubert Chokecherry and Shirley tulips are blooming!

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  • #10791
     conniepr 
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    Yes, Lotus flower, I had a four day weekend and spent almost the whole four days in the backyard working with plants. It was great! Everything is really starting to come up now and the flowerbeds are filling in nicely. The deck is all set up and we purchased a gazebo for the back that we’re setting up now. To do that, I will have to move some of my shade garden and create more shade garden space where there was only grass before, with a walking path through it all. This will allow for getting through the far side of the house, because the gazebo is now in the space that we used to walk through.

    Shirley, nice blooms! My crabapple tree is now fully covered and buzzing with bees. My double flowering plum is also full of blooms. My lilac tree “Beauty of Moscow” is really slow leafing out though.

  • #10795

    Hi @conniepr. This sounds like a wonderful way to fill a long weekend! I’m sure you will find great enjoyment under your new gazebo. I hope you’ll share photos of your finished project.

  • #10796
     shirleym 
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    I realized if you click on the photos, the entire photo pops up.

    The Schubert Chockecherry is so fragrant. We just opened the windows to get some airflow upstairs and now the entire second floor smells like the tree! Love it!!

    @conniepr, I hope your lilac comes around. Maybe this heat will help? I think you should share photos of your double flowering plum. I’ve met people who think it is actually a fruit tree. A photo would help clear that up. (mind you, maybe everyone here already knows)

  • #10806
     conniepr 
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    Shirley, this is a picture of it last year. I didn’t take a photo this year.

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  • #10809

    Nothing says a grand hello to spring like blossoms! Thanks for sharing your photo of double flowering plum @conniepr. This is one of my absolute favourite spring blooming shrubs!

  • #10812
     shirleym 
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    @conniepr, it is such a beautiful spring flowering shrub! Thank you for sharing the photo. How are your plants doing in this rain? Did you do anything special to protect your containers? I brought some of my plants inside. I have a Japanese maple in a pot and I didn’t want to risk it getting beaten up in the wind.

  • #10821
     conniepr 
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    Shirley, so far, my container plants are fine. The rain isn’t a problem so far, it’s the 60-100k winds expected tonight that will be a problem. I moved some of them into the garage, including the four hanging baskets. Some, I put up against the house. Some of the pots are just too heavy for me to move. I put some of those circle supports around the tall oregano that I just planted for my husband. I don’t really expect that to help much, but what can you do. The pots are just too heavy.

    I transplanted a baby mountain ash tree into a newly​ extended landscape bed in the front yard yesterday. I found it growing in a hidden area at the side of the house no one ever goes to. I also transplanted an off shoot from my pagoda Dogwood tree into that new bed at the front. Those two babies will be exposed to the winds!

    I expect this windstorm tonight to be on the scale of the one we had in 2009, during which we lost seven trees. During that storm, my newly planted tree lilac was pushed over to a 45 degree angle. I tried to straighten it after the storm, but since then it has always been at a slight angle. This tree lilac is in the same area of the two other trees that I just transplanted yesterday. What was I thinking!?!!

  • #10824
     lilylover 
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    I was just saying in another forum that I was concerned about my vegetable seedlings but I can always re-seed or buy more starter plants. I hope your plants do ok @conniepr.

  • #10825
     shirleym 
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    Hi @conniepr. We’ve had a lot of rain here on the north end. Wind is nasty too. I sure hope your new transplants do ok and we don’t get those nasty winds. Sometimes the weather forecasters are wrong, right? My sump pump has been going off regularly today. Good to know it still works. I’m so glad I moved my maple indoors last night.

  • #10827
     conniepr 
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    Well, the winds never got as bad as they predicted. No damage out there! Yea!!!

  • #10835

    @conniepr, so happy for you and your transplants. I know you were concerned. I am so glad the wind eased for the night! What a relief. A co-worker of mine who lives on the west end said she was without power for 7 hours yesterday!

  • #10836
     shirleym 
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    What a relief!! @conniepr, glad to know your garden fared ok. That was a terrible wind. I have to get some stakes for my five year old Schubert Chokecherry. It is now leaning at a pretty good angle. All in all we fared pretty well. I really feel for those who had damage due to fallen limbs and even trees. It’s quite a mess in some areas. Just feeling thankful today.

    • #10841
       conniepr 
      Participant

      Shirley, sorry to hear about your Chokecherry!

      • #10843
         shirleym 
        Participant

        Thanks @conniepr. I’m crossing fingers that it’ll be ok.

  • #10839
     conniepr 
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    After work today, I found out our next door neighbour lost two lilac trees. They have a row of them along the driveway. So I guess there was some powerful gusts out there after all. Walked through my yard again and everything is still good. Didn’t even lose the petals off the tulips and the crabapple tree is still full of blooms. Huh!

  • #10842

    So glad your yard was unscathed @conniepr. My tulips survived without petal loss too. The storm was amazing in its power, yet I see crabapples, apples and tulips still in their blooming glory. Nature’s miracles.

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