|Formal Herb Garden June 2010|
Then I considered the autumn clematis that was looking horrible and smothering the curved arbor with lots of dead foliage, at the front of the formal herb gardens. So I whacked that back- hard. Here is a picture (to the right), of that arbor in question from last June.
I know that sounds harsh cutting back that autumn clematis- but no worries-- it grows like a weed. Its tough and the severe pruning will be good for it.
After that I pulled all the dead foliage down and re tied the new climbing shoots, and raked, swept, hauled, planted, weeded, watered, tilled all over the yard and basically worked my behind off out there.
So you may be wondering…. What’s with the marathon gardening session? Well, I do this for FUN!
No seriously. I do.
Clearly I need to seek professional help.
Preferably at the nearest garden center.
Now I have another list of the things I need… and a list of the things (perennials and annuals) I still want to plant out there.
Here is a picture of me with one of the new urns I planted today. This will fill in beautifully in a few weeks. And be the centerpiece to the formal herb garden. I look pretty glamorous, eh? Hey gardening is not for wimps! If I was worried about sweat and dirt I wouldn’t be a gardening enthusiast!
So I’m wore out, got a little sun, and had a great workout. I do wish it was a bit cooler but it should cool off by tomorrow. My tulips, forsythias and lilacs are all blooming, the Korean Spice viburnum smell fantastic, and I still have 2 more beds to go through and about 6 more window boxes and containers to plant.
But I’ll get to those eventually. It only gives me time to plot.
The gardens will all be beautiful by Beltane. Which is right on schedule as the Coven is coming over to celebrate Beltane Day in my gardens this year. What will my theme be? Garden Magick!
I hope you get out in your own yard and plant something soon! Create your own little secret garden or a garden of witchery. Go ahead, put some of nature's magick back into your earth religion!
Blessed be, Ellen