A Chick Does Tropical Garden

Saturday, March 19, 2011

One garden bed done...5 more to go...

It's DONE!  Finally!  I finally had the time to get out into my garden this morning, pull out the mangy weeds, and plant my pertty "posies".  Got my exercise today...and I'm serious -- you can get a darn good workout with competitive speed gardening.  After pullling the weeds, I pulled out the big fat pygmy date palm that was big fat dead, and moved the yellow knock out rose over to its spot.  I also planted some divided crinium lilies and canna lilies.  They are all still small, but will grow in ni-i-i-i-i-cely.....

So, I  leave you with some photos.  Please bear in mind, that it still doesn't look FANTASTIC because I let behind some bamboo leaves (you wouldn't believe how many were there, and I just didn't get them all) and I have not laid mulch.  It will look even better in a few weeks as the plants start branching out and blooming.
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T.K. Goforth is a musician and author of the well-received book "Chord Piano is Fun!" She also writes a music blog called "Chord Piano Chick's Mostly Musical Musings.
Chord Piano Is Fun

4 comments:

PJ @ Outdoor Garden Decorations | Home Decor Accents said...

Good Job T. K.
I really like how you designed this flower bed and can't wait to see the pictures of the other 5 when they will be done.

I used to have some bamboo growing between my butterfly bushes but got rid of it (which was not easy to do) because it took over a little bit too aggressive for my taste.
Paula Jo

Chick of All Trades said...

Hey, PJ! Thanks so much... I try to throw things around in the garden that I like, and sometimes I have to move them around a bit until they look good. I don't really have a plan, which I think costs me a lot of time. But I love it.

I love bamboo -- I bought only the clumping kind, not the running kind becuause my yard is pretty small and I can't let it get out of hand...

I'll post more photos when I do more work!

PJ @ Outdoor Garden Decorations | Home Decor Accents said...

T.K., I handle it the very same way and move around the plants until I think that's the way it looks the best. Then a couple months later and having more shade in my backyard because the trees provide more shadow I need to start moving plants again. Well, at least it never gets boring.
Mt amaryllises are getting ready to bloom before long and one of my hibiscuses will start blooming within the next 1 or 2 days.
Now we are getting there. LOL
God Bless
Paula Jo

Chick of All Trades said...

Hey, Paula Jo! I got your message about my link to my new website and THANK YOU! I fixed it so now it should work. To go their directly, it is a http://www.musicmakersmusing.com, or you can also get there by http://www.tkgoforth.com.

I have a bunch of photos to download and hope to get to that tonight! Weather has been fantastic, hasn't it? How does your garden grow??

God bless!

TK

T.K. Goforth is a musician and author of the well-received book "Chord Piano is Fun!" She also writes a music blog called "Chord Piano Chick's Mostly Musical Musings.
Chord Piano Is Fun