Welcome to grumpygardenguy's Member Page
I have way to many gardens and way to little time....
My plants I can't spell or name half of them
9 dwarf Cherry trees
2 elderberry trees/bushes now 8, as they multiplied since last year
1 giant crepe Myrtle
2 pecan trees
2 blueberry now 4
new 130 strawberry plants 3 different varieties can't remember which ones, except 25 are an everlasting. Been pulling first blooms for 2 weeks, it's supposed to increase harvests.
20 Gerbera daisies now 30
4 of some other kind of daisy, now known to be Shasta's
2 of even another kind (I dint know what they are called)now known to be montac and is now 6 of them.
a bazillion 4 o'clocks all from 3 mother plants 1 variegated red yellow combinations to solids. 1 that was yellow and still alive and still yellow, babies vary. 1 that was peach still alive and still peach, babies again vary. mother plant gets to 8 ft tall, i call it my 4 o'clock tree.
30 hostas 5 kinds and no i don't know what they are called and as soon as i separate them will be more like 100.
about 100 double impatience make that about 200 for 2005
25 snap dragons of varying colors and degree of colors. now 50 and the 25 wintered originals jsut now going into bloom.
15 balloon plants all purple, seeds never seem to vary the color. Only one has popped up so far, expect many new ones, they bloomed abundantly last year.
20 johnny pop-ups, for 2005 that is about 400 plants, gota watch them thar viola's they propagate and they did vary in colors this year. They are now all over the yard even growing in cracks in sidewalks, some 30 yards away. about 50 or so plants will be getting regular haircuts.
3 lambs ear, now one giant lambs ear about 4x4 area
12 amaryllis that wren't, they are Crinums (told ya i don't know what half the stuff is) now about 20, i really need to separate these guys, but makes for one giant looking plant.
15 gladiolas now 40
1 red rose still just one red rose
3 mums each a different variety no idea what names are, now 12 of em
5 easter lilies now 7 2 bloomed at easter rest are still growing.
about 50 other lilies (now 150 or so) only about 5 different colors 2 are tiger lily, now 30 for 2005 gota watch them bulbils.
12 Hyacinth nope no idea what kind added 12 more Giants.
1 peony that has never bloomed still no blooms, but it just came up after the move (Moved it and planted shallower).
30 or so Iris various colors, now about 50
5 mystery plants now 12 mystery plants, the garden fairy has been here for 2005.
some monkey grass, now about 3 times as much
7 garlic plants, 2 that put up a big Ole garlic snow ball every year. Make that about 15 for 2005
1 mosquito plant, no more sketter plant he died.
2 sedums now 6
8 petunias, havent come back yet for 2005 and will be hard to see when they do, since the viola's went nuts.
140 pansies from white to powder blue to deep red, and everything inbetween some multi colored, bulk of them, about 60 are yellow, it seems to be the dominate color.
and a partridge in a pear treeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Since i really don't concern myself with names, i don't really concern myself with placement design either, gets tough when you have seeders, they don't ever want to follow the blueprints. I have 9 separate gardens 3 of which are quite large a 32' x6', 32 x 4, 24 x 6... 2 16 x 4's, a 4x4 and 3 6 x 3's and another if you count the potted plant stand, board and cinder block variety. it's 15 ft long height is ground lvl to 6 ft. staggered, well it will be again as soon as i get it back up, darn carpenter bees, have to replace some boards.
Welp thats my place, oh and the lawn if i ever get it finished will be all st Augustine. now its about 2/3 st Aug and the rest fescue and Bermuda and a weed or 3. I started it out( all fescue and Bermuda and weeds when i moved in) with sprigs i brought from Georgia. Then added some from Texas, then some from Florida. All the Texas died some Florida lived. the rest i sprigged or padded from what had grown. Here's what i do. ( not attractive but cheap)
I let the grass grow over the curbs and sidewalk all Summer soon as it gets thick at curbs i edge and when it meets in center of sidewalk i edge it. if your careful on the sidewalk you get nice big pads of grass. I lay down a thin layer of top soil, put down the pad and layer soil over, then water it well for 4 days. That pretty much moves the soil layer on top down to fully cover the roots. then just water a bit daily for 2 weeks and that method has had no failures. the folks on the block don't seem to mind it, as they know the routine now and the gardens and pretty green lawn i have going so far make up for it. Oh i don't bag when i cut, which adds meat and tatters to the underside of the grass growing over the sidewalk, makes for more chance of getting good size pads, as it strengthens them and speeds the growing process across the concrete....
I live in: United States
My zone is: 7 northern AL
My favorite forum 1 is Perennials.
My favorite forum 2 is Plant Propagation.
First registered on May 01,2004.