Week 24 – Sprucing up the garden for the tour

This Sunday, September 9th from 9:00am to 2:00pm there will be a garden tour of Rob’s garden and his neighbors Harry and Jessica’s garden.  This tour will benefit a women’s center, Dumb Friends League and other charities.

This week we deadheaded and fertilized and added some plants (Mahogany Splendor Hibiscus and some petunia pots and coral geraniums) to add some color and spruce up the garden a bit.  These plants will fill in where drought has taken its toll from this long hot summer.  These plants will do well and since the nights and days are getting a little cooler they will last through the Fall.

Don’t stop fertilizing.  The nights are getting cooler and your plants will want to bloom again.  Remember to fertilize them every 5 to 7 days and you’ll have blooms until the first frost.

WHAT?? – Last week I announced the portable garden contest – I have no takers yet – DOESN”T ANYONE HAVE A PORTABLE GARDEN THEY WOULD JUST LOVE TO SHARE A PICTURE? – wheelbarrows, wagons, carts, etc.  if you have one planted, please e-mail a picture of it to plbphotos@att.net

See you at the tour this coming Sunday.  46th and Federal – you’ll know the house – you can’t miss it when you get there.  See the new alley garden and take a walk around Harry and Jessica’s garden.  Their garden is really nice.  A beautiful small backyard garden.  You’ll be amazed what they have in their small space.

So far, so fun. 

Wow, I didn’t even have to hunt for the video this week.  It was in Top News.  Way to go John, our youngest apprentice.  To view this week’s video please visit:  http://www.9news.com/news/article/287501/339/Proctor-End-the-season-with-a-bang

 

 

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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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