Sunday mornings are for garden laps. The first lap is with my clipboard, to log what’s in flower on the bloom calendar (Download available here.) The second lap is for picture taking. Today I added a third lap to the ritual – the weekly to do list. After walking around the yard three times, it’s easy to see what areas need attention ASAP and it gets the morning brain working well enough to find perfect spots for plants that need homes. A gardening mental warm-up.
Here’s what I’ll be up to this week:
- Poison ivy removal
- Rosemary pot for new neighbors
- Pot up: scented geraniums, cordyline
- Pot for left of front steps
- Pot in front of deck clematis
- Arrange scented geraniums by door
- Pick up rest of plants from greenhouse
- Collect/spread seed from gold aquilegia. Look up variety name. (Seedlings of either ‘Woodside Gold’ or ‘Leprechaun’s Gold’) DONE!
- Photo: Campanula ‘Cherry Bells’, peachy snapdragon, colchicum foliage (for future bulb classes) DONE!
- Weed whack Rock Wall Left
- Weed: Driveway entry, ash, dead tree (One day I’m going to draw a Christopher Robin-style map and all these nicknamed areas will be easy to understand)
- Find place for Salvia ‘Royal Crimson Distinction’ (third time moving…)
- Underplant heptacodium
- Clean chairs
- Hanging basket ideas (In trees? Off deck?)
- Plant stuff from swap
- Sweep nursery/potting area
- Replant pachysandra around well
- All annuals in ground
- Note to self: start geranium bloom album DONE!
Realistically, I’d wager I get to 75% of this list, weather permitting.