Thursday, May 16, 2013

MOVING DAY

Today was moving day.
About two thirds of the plants I had stored in my parent's garden over the winter came home with me tonight. I focussed just on plants for the south lasagna garden, where all of the oranges, reds and yellows will go.

I always place all of the plants first to give myself a chance to change my mind after I see them all out together. The big change I did at this phase was to move the Honeyberry bushes into the centre because I did not realize how much a 125 cm spread really was until I got out the tape measure - I don't want them hanging into the driveway.

Finally all ready to go, for today at least.  
Believe it or not I managed, with the help of my nephew, to get them all planted and watered before dark.  
Watch for a map in the coming week before I forget where everything has gone!

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8 comments:

  1. I do the same thing when laying out a new bed. I don't map the bed though I really should. Something always dies, and it's just more work than I want to do. Kudos on the beautiful lasagna bed, I've made new beds with that method too, it works great!

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    1. Alison, it will be interesting to see how long I can keep my own map current. Hopefully the blog will be my impetus.

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  2. You got a lot planted in a short time. It's always satisfying afterwards, when everything is tucked in. I make lots of little maps as I plant,transplant things, and bury bulbs in the fall, and then keep them all in a binder, interspersed with lists. Then every so often I consolidate all of the little maps onto a large one. At least you figured out the honeyberry placement before it got run over by a car, or you had to dig it up. Everything always looks so small in the pots, that it is so tempting to plant them too close.

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    1. I do no think they are too close, but of course I have yet to add the seeds or some of the plants I have started indoors or the gifts from friends at work I am expecting when they get digging in their yards this weekend. Hard to imaging with so much room that I would run out...

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  3. We are excited to see them growing. For gardeners even just new green growths are wonderful enough, flowers are just the bonuses! Happy gardening.

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    1. True that...the green is all I need to 'see' everything in bloom in my mind.

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  4. Looks like an excitingly large new garden bed. I know you'll be watching eagerly for new growth as the plants settle in.

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    1. You can be sure there will be lots of photo updates from this new garden!

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