Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Spring Garden, May 20th 2009

Just before we go on vacation to Rode Island, I have taken the risk of planting tomato and pepper plants in the garden before the traditional May 24th date. Weather forecasts for the next few days are good with no threats of frost. A good soak should enable them to survive transplant shock.
The honeysuckle by the front door is in bloom, heavy with blossom and buzzing with bees. Every year I cut down 1/3 of this bush to control its height and shape. It does well with this treatment.
The Irises are looking good this year as are the late tulips, the flowering crab and the groundcover.

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