Impatiens Wild Thing
Petunia Silver Tidal Wave
Zinnia Zahara Highlight
Zinnia Zahara Double Orange
La Bella Snapdragons on the left and Amaranthus on the right
I didn't get very fancy this year with the veggie garden, radishes, onion sets, slow bolting spinach, two types of lettuce and italian and curley parsley. All of the cold crop vegetables can be planted now for optimum harvest.
I ordered two new tomato cages from Gardeners Supply for my Beefsteak tomatoes. These cages are supposed to handle the heaviest - I've heard this before!
Another important seed activity will be my lawn. I don't have much of it, but what I have in the back garden doesn't look so good - spots of snow mold. Many of the patches are small and I will leave them to fill in on their own, but the larger ones need some help, pulling out the dead grass, some topsoil, starter fertilizer, a little seed and some peat moss to hide from the birds. We are supposed to get rain and warmer temperatures for the next several days so this should help with germination.
A landscaper told me that I didn't even need to get this fancy, just rough up the dead grass and drop in some seed. I have done both this year so it will be interesting to see which is the most successful.
My bareroot roses arrived from California, soaked them overnight and put them in last weekend. I have had very good luck with product from Garden Valley Ranch. I am expecting some perennials from another California company Digging Dog Nursery, Brunnera, Hellebores and Phlomis.
Of course, I can't end this post without some eye candy to look at around the garden, not much yet but better than a winter landscape.
Blooming a full two weeks later than those on the south side of house