Week 9 – Plant annuals in your garden for color

The tulips, iris and daffodils and all those little spring bloomers are almost gone.  The perennials are growing but not quite blooming yet.  What do we do when we’re just waiting for those plants to bloom?  Plant some annuals to fill in the empty spaces and give the garden some color that will last all season.

Yesterday we got preempted by the rain so the ground was too soggy to have 9 apprentices tramping around the ground so we didn’t meet.  That was unfortunate because there are 1,000 annuals to be planted in the garden.  The day ended up being beautiful so mid-morning I decided I’d drop by because I knew these plants need to be planted soon.  I found Rob and David working in the garden so I jumped in and planted some of these annuals.  There are zinnias, petunias, nicotiana, and verbena.  In an hour and half I planted 15 one gallon plants.  I didn’t even look like a dent had been made in what needs to be planted.  The garden will look lush and colorful for the June 10th Fundraiser Tour for Dumb Friends League.

It’s amazing how much the garden has grown.  Last week we went to the 9News Station so it had been two weeks since seeing the garden and it’s crazy the growth that has occurred.  The weather is definitely cooperating here this year in Denver.

So far, so fun.  Check out Rob’s Web site and make sure you mark your calendar for the June 10th Garden Tour  http://www.proctorsgarden.com/


About pbodwell

Master Gardener; Nat'l Award Winning Photographer; Garden Writer; Artist - art books, print maker, hot glass, wire jewelry designer; sometime quilter; new homesteader; bee keeper; very crafty; Baseball fan, enthusiast, and researcher; all things vintage
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2 Responses to Week 9 – Plant annuals in your garden for color

  1. Lina says:

    1,000 annuals…WOW…I’d love someone to come and plant that many plants in my garden… have fun!!!

  2. pbodwell says:

    It’s a lot!! I’m pretty sure my backyard wouldn’t even hold that many. It will be gorgeous.

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