Lola's Victory Garden

Friday, May 29, 2009

My Weekend Garden

Things are getting busy around here. Anastasia has been planting her Moss Roses and Marigolds.
And our Peony (Not Hydrangea) bush is in bloom, despite the fact that we periodically run it over with the lawn tractor. It keeps coming back. Our neighbor, Mr. Friendly has the exact same bush and he has it contained in wire netting to support it so it isn't so spread out. Sounds like a new project for us.
This weekend is garden prep. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Lot's of hoeing to do and adding organic hummus to the soil.

Lola's Victory Garden


littlepurpleroom said...

Hi Lola,
YAY for Victory gardens and all gardens in general.
I am new to blogging but not gardening.
But I am loving the blog you have and mine too.
Just wanted to let you know, thats not a hydrangea bush. It's a peony.
And a beautiful peony it is.
Please stop by anytime.
I am thinking of joining entrecard myself as soon as I get a few more hits on my blog.


john said...

never thought about putting a wire net around the bush to contain. they do go crazy

Lola said...

@ Diane - Welcome to the blogosphere. Love your site by the way!

@ John - They spread out so far and they are on a slight hill so it makes them difficult to mow around. We always end up, err, ah, trimming them when we mow. They still come back every year, no matter how much we hack them up.

Lin said...

Uh, I think that is a peony bush, not a hydrangea. Hydrangea's don't bloom until later in the summer. Is it extremely fragrant???? Peony. Hydrangea's don't smell.

Your plant's look fabulous on the porch!!!

Megryansmom said...

Yeah ok someone already told you. Yup a peony. Have a great Monday!

Coffee Break said...

And a lovely peony it is!

online writer said...

wow, these are so pretty! you just inspired me to grow some flowers in my place.we don't have a backyard but i think the rooftop can be of use for plants on pots.

Nilz said...

Wow! This looks cool! Wonderful blog, I'll check back often.

MAC said...

I have a couple of questions about Hydrangeas. Is it true that you do not cut back the plant in the fall, the flowers actually come out on the old "sticks?" Also, I planted a new one a few weeks ago and something is eating the leaves. Any idea as to what and how to prevent this?
Thank you.

Lola said...

@ MAC - From what I've read, the spent flowers are to be removed in the fall. Also, check out this link for your question about something eating the leaves. It's probably weevils or caterpillars. Check the underside of your leaves at night with a flashlight. This link suggests a product to rid yourself of them:

Karen ~Georgia Angel aka ~Leah Rose's Mom said...

I love the pots on the steps. I have a little flower garden in pots in the corner of our backyard. We really enjoy it when we sit out on the back porch. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog through the June Comment Challenge.

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

109) Lola Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!
Have a pleasant Night!

Kristen said...

I planted Peonies and Dahlias for the first time. Only one is growing and I don't know which...yet. Can't wait til it blooms.

Bill said...

This is a nice little blog.

Have fun!

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chili pepper said...

Just stopping by from the blog hop. It looks like you've done a good job of squeezing alot of garden into a little space. We do square foot gardening and have had amazing results with very little space or work...check out the book.

Good to meet you. Hope to see you again soon!