Friday, September 2, 2016

The ground that is.
The front flower bed, the main flower bed is a mess!!!

It is my favorite flower bed, I also have called it
the wildflower bed. It gets kind of overgrown
with poppies in summer and then they die off and
not much is left except the weeds,
Lots of weeds grow year round here while
our mild winter gives them lots of help getting big.

One a Day in the Garden

A couple of views of the flowerbed, one in full bloom and one
covered in snow. Snow has been quite mild so far
this winter but it isn't over yet so we will see!

Love all the flowers.

Here is how it looks right now, as the days
warm I try and get a small amount done.
Don't want to overdo it the first day out.

If you open up the photo you can see the plants
labeled. Bluebeard shrub, black currant (gets cut
back after flowering), some columbine and
those grassy looking plants.

Sadly that darn sneaky creep around grassy weed
is filling in this plant which is a double
pain to get rid of as this plant is a bit wirey
and that darn weed grass is, well a pain.
There is one on each side of the flowerbed, across from each other.
At first I thought it was nutsedge and then I moved
one and found no ground nut type anything.
Meet Rush, Juncaceae
You can read all about it at Wiki, the article says
it's important bird food. It can stay!
Plus it is green year round. It can stay!

Here is why the currant gets cut back, the fruit at
this location is devastated by buggy critters and
no I don't spray it. One in another location
is virtually untouched by those darn pests.

Bluebeard was moved to the near front of the
flowerbed, here it was moved to a corner too close
to the clematis. Yup I make those rookie mistakes still.
Now the bluebeard will have room to grow and
I can admire it's beauty year round.
Bluebeard has these adorable leaf budlets
going on.

Columbine is peeking up, love love love.

This is a beautiful flower waiting for the warmth of spring.
Now I bet you want to know what it is?
Sorry, that's another day. honestly I can't find
the photos and you will want to see it.

Working it like a boss, how about you?
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