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Old 08-14-2021, 05:11 PM
 
Location: FL by way of NY
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I don't plant. I don't garden. I had a 'weed' take root in June and I didn't get around to pulling it fast enough. It got too big and I had no garden tools to uproot it. Garden tools are on my list. Meanwhile, my 'weed' has started to FLOWER! Oh my! Google Lens says it is an allamanda schottii bush. Says it could get quite large. But I think I am going to keep it, anyway. They say you can hack it down to it's root before Spring to keep it manageable. So this 'volunteer' is my 1st plant! I am so proud...
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Old 08-15-2021, 05:11 AM
 
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My new go to perennial fertilizer.

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Old 08-21-2021, 05:18 AM
 
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It’s that time of year to give the lengthy perennials a little trim to refresh them going into the coming months. Then follow with a very light dose of fertilizer.
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Old 09-02-2021, 06:11 PM
 
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Nursery is having all perennials 30% off.

I might just have to pick up a few.

Anyone looking for some additions to their garden might want to check out the nursery this time of the year as they might be able to get some good deals.
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Old 09-03-2021, 09:53 AM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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I've got some things ordered for shipment this month for my new backyard flowerbed. One Bee Balm Leading Lady Orchid, one Heuchera Firefly, one Echinacea Pow Wow Wildberry, one Chelone Hot Lips, one Campanula Takion Blue, one Astilbe Montgomery, one Astilbe Peach Blossom, one Aquilegia Tequila Sunrise and 35 mixed crocus.

If everything does well, it will hopefully be a pretty good year for butterflies and hummingbirds in the backyard coming up
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Old 09-06-2021, 03:41 PM
 
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Labor Day weekend has been a lot of garden work, all three days. We planted multiple twinflowers as a ground cover, another fire bush, a Walter’s Viburnum Withlacoochee, a wild allamanda, a shiny blueberry added to the blueberry patch, and a fairy hibiscus. All are Florida native plants. We moved a red finger lime from a pot to into the ground and the same with a curry plant. 10 bags of Flori-mulch put down, more to go.

We had to pull/dig a lot of weeds/grass as we connected plantings today. We dig holes, plant and then eventually dig out grass or weeds between them making beds. If I had this as a plan, I would never do it looking at all the work, but a piece at a time works. I’m trying to plant with some rainy season left to get things off to a good start and without me watering new plants every day.

Fairy hibiscus with tiny blossoms

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Old 09-06-2021, 04:11 PM
 
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Yes Labor Day was definitely a busy day in the garden. After all the rain over the past couple weeks many of the perennials were overgrown and definitely in need of a trim. A little bit of fertilizer didn't work matters either. Should get another good month or two of additional blooming in the butterflies wall be happy.
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Old 09-07-2021, 12:29 PM
 
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Trimmed back the Lime Light Hydrangea several weeks so mostly with deadheading and already getting some new growth.
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:16 AM
 
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Good time of the year to pick up some perennials on clearance.

Was at HD last night and got 2 Pugster butterfly bushes at 70% off.
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Old 10-06-2021, 09:20 AM
 
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Dry season is upon us in SWFL. The native red morning glory on the pine tree will soon go to seed and die back along with the salvia. The horsemint bee balm will slowly go away, but the skyblue clustervine winding among the perennials stays green all year and has blue flowers throughout fall, winter and into spring.


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