Sunday, June 5, 2011

Peonies

President Lincoln Rhododendron



Roseum Elegans Rhododendron


I haven't been able to plant much this year, since I just moved in in April, But my green thumb was itching so I had to purchase these two beauties on sale and plant them as foundation shrubs. Not more than a few days later, I woke to see these wonderful blooms and they are still going strong. Instant satisfaction.


I tossed a few seeds in a strip along the driveway that was there previously but the soil is bad so I only did annuals until I can purchase some good black dirt and amend the soil. My gardening brain did not die with the new house. I can't stop myself from creating new spaces in my mind. I have notes all over the place. Maybe it's time to organize them and keep them on the computer. I'm hoping in the fall I can order a big truckload of dirt. Now that will be a fantastic day! In the meantime I entertain myself by feeding my feathered friends.















2 comments:

KayzKreationz said...

Your peony is so pretty. I just ordered my first peony. I'd been told they wouldn't grow in Texas, but this guy assures me it will. So I'm going to try my hand at it. I love them. Isn't it fun planning new garden areas and seeing them come together and grow? Congrats.

Lona said...

I love Rhododendrons and have about four. I wish I had room for more.I have two huge ones that are over thirty years old. One I planted next to the house and it is now as tall as my two story house. I have to trim it each year to keep it from scrappy the house when the wind blows. When I planted it I never dreamed it would get that big. I hope you have room for yours. LOL!