The Birdhouse: A West Virginia gardening journal

Soggy spring 

With all the rain we’ve been having this spring, I’ve been planting lots of shrubs and things that need lots of moisture to get started. 

Last week I installed two beds of big ferns (ostrich & cinnamon), one on either side of the driveway in a swampy part that always looks terrible in the summer. I ordered a dozen or so bareroot plants on eBay from a nursery in TN and amended the bogs– I mean beds– with lots of compost and stuck them in the ground. This week most of them have come up! Huzzah!

And this week I finished mulching and put in some hellebore transplants and– a raspberry bush!

The mountain laurel I planted last year budded out in brilliant fuschia and are just now opening up into a perky carnation pink:

And the blue flag just started blooming this week as well in the bog garden.

I won’t be back for at least three weeks so will be waiting with bated breath to see how it all takes– or doesn’t. Fingers crossed!

This entry was published on May 28, 2017 at 10:06 pm. It’s filed under spring and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: