Friday, August 06, 2010

Looking Forward

I really am looking forward to fall and redoing some areas of the garden.  My daylilies came today from R.Seawright in Massachusetts, Sandra Elizabeth a late daylily and Eileen Clymer an early daylily.  They even threw in a free Don Stevens a middle season daylily.  I have ordered from this company many times and their daylilies are top notch, like they had been in your garden for years and just divided.

Eileen Clymer
Don Stevens

Sandra Elizabeth
Tomorrow I will unband them and soak them in a bucket of water for most of the day.  All of the foliage is cut when daylilies are shipped but they soon sprout new leaves and look very healthy even the first season.

I am in the process of moving the iris, Caesar's Brother and other varieties that have not done well either because of too much shade or being crowded out by Becky.  Geranium Magnificum also has to be moved since it has not bloomed in the seven years we have been here. 

 Caesar's Brother got very big but very few flowers this year

These are a beautiful yellow and white iris that did not bloom this year because they were covered by the huge Becky Shasta Daisies.

Chicago Weathermaster will also be moved as they became quickly overshadowed by Heliopsis Lemon Queen.  They need to have a little more time to show off those wonderful blooms.  Now, I just have to find a place for them. 

I have cut back Henryi Clematis this summer because it was so woody and overgrown.  It is coming back slowly and very tender - so, I hope it grows enough this summer to bloom next spring.  It is a type 2 which normally does not get cut back but just trimmed, however, there was so much dead that I felt this was the only way to go. 

Betty Corning Clematis will also be moved because I just don't feel it gets enough sun under my neighbor's lilac bush on the south side of my garden.  Again, I am not sure where I am going to fit it in!

I totally dislike moving plants, it is like uprooting someone and expecting them to adapt to a whole new environment and be beautiful.  Sometimes it works out the plant is happy and I am happy.