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Blog entry by dini posted 05-21-2010 03:04 PM 9152 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This spring I was given 2 very nice sized rhubarb sets, which I planted beside the shed. I probably could harvest a few stalks from each, but I think I’ll just let them grow this year.

I was also given about a quart-pot sized forget-me-not, which went in one of the front beds.
DH got me a nice-sized butterfly bush, which we planted along the kitchen deck, next to my little lilac.

Today, I received a rebate check from Menard’s, and I went shopping! I came home with 2 new Asiatic lilies, a blanketflower (which went in the front beds) and a pretty little “Twist and Shout” hydrangea, which joined the lilac and the butterfly bush along the kitchen deck,

It’s drizzling out right now ( perfect weather for planting/transplanting), but I’ll try to get some pics later.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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posted 05-21-2010 03:23 PM

Sounds like you did good this spring so far. :) How can you resist the rhubarb?

I have been looking at the Twist and Shout hydrangea too. But I have no idea where I’d put another. I got one from a nursery catalog this spring called Harlequin…...and I can’t remember what colour it’s going to be, :) Except that I felt I had to have it when I saw it in the catalog… know what I mean? LOL

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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posted 05-21-2010 05:03 PM

It sounds like you’ve been hard at work dini. I’m looking forward to the photo.

-- Mike the reluctant gardening assistant of Lillian

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posted 05-21-2010 05:11 PM

I moved my rhubarb last year, but did not harvest any from it, preferring to let as much energy go to the roots of the plant. It rewarded me well. This year, I have had several pickings already, and the patch appears really quite healthy and strong.

I saw some of the endless bloom twist and shout hydrangeas just yesterday at Zehr’s food market. Neat plant which really caught my eye. I might be tempted to pick one up if my Anna Bell doesn’t do better.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 05-21-2010 05:37 PM

Your plant choices sound lovely. Happy planting!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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posted 05-21-2010 11:18 PM

Nice choice of plants can’t wait for the pictures.

-- David, Adelaide South Australia. Every day I wake up breathing is a good day!

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posted 05-22-2010 05:31 AM

Good variety of plants Dini and I will wait patiently for the pictures as some of them are new to me.


-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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posted 05-22-2010 07:39 AM

Nice choice of plants Dini.It must be the year to receive forget me knots.I too was given a clump of them on Tues. which I put in my east garden where the poppies grow.The way they spread I thought they could duke it out with the poppies. (lol)

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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posted 05-22-2010 02:14 PM

and I had forget me nots given to me as well!!!!

I’m picturing your new flowers and locations – sounds wonderful

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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