Today I realized some annuals I had been putting off planting would be lost if I didn’t get them planted. Coleus and impatiens. And a few pot-bound Fragrant Bouquet hostas.
The hostas were quickly dug into the new bed or bed extension I recently completed when I planted the green strap Japanese Maple.
I also went on the offensive with poison ivy I found popping up all over the woods. Which is very frustrating because we have been working really hard to eradicate it over the past few years. I am super allergic to it. I will use poison ivy killer, but when I can I like to hire Dr. Umar Mycka’s crews. All they do is remove poison ivy. I just sent Dr. Mycka a note, actually.
I also did some weeding. Because the Bishop’s Weed and Garlic Mustard are growing at a crazy rate. They are both invasive and Garlic Mustard is bad for the woods. Garlic mustard is an invasive non-native biennial herb that spreads by seed. Garlic mustard is also allelopathic and produces chemicals that inhibit the growth of other plants and mychorrizal fungi needed for healthy tree growth and tree seedling survival.
I added some coleus and impatiens to existing planters and pots. But I also potted them in four smaller pots. Of course I could be regretting potting them up today considering the fact we have a flood warning for tomorrow. But that’s gardening and these plants really needed to get out of their growers’ pots.
Finally I checked on some things I had planted and transplanted. The variegated green and yellow leaf dogwood I moved. It’s Golden Showers, a Pagoda Dogwood.
The azaleas are also starting to open which is a lovely thing to see.