Saturday, May 24, 2014

Summer Has Begun

After weeding the north side of the knot garden.
Three hours of gardening is a great way to kick off the summer season. This morning I made it through the north section of the knot garden before lunch. After pulling weeds, here's what's left behind:

Roses - pruned back dead branches and cleared around the base of the plants to allow better air flow. There are two red roses, one white and a pink. All are hybrid tea varieties.

Allium (Allium sativum) - pulled up most of the spreading volunteers and its root systems.

Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) - already in bloom, I pulled some around edges to keep plants contained.

Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) - these plants have reached about six inches tall. I already pulled the dead stalks from last year. They just needed some thinning back from areas where I don't want them to spread.

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) - there are a few plants back by the fence, most were thinned out of this section as they were crowding the walkway and the roses.