- Name of garden
- Color/flowers blooming
- To-do list
Hardscape: stump shaped like a chair, stepping stumps and stones, poles for grape vine, pot (hardscape is the same for every season)
Foliage: spirea, chive, grape beginning
Color: primrose (yellow), flowering quince (peach).
To do: remove one pole, replace rotting stumps, weed. Long term – plant with groundcover. (two rotting stumps removed, garden weeded)
Foliage: grapevines, chive, spirea, primrose, quince, rose of sharon
Color: spirea (pink), chive (pink), columbine (maroon), spikey thing (beige/peach), ground ivy (purple)
To do: nothing new
Looks lousy! Chive with tons of dead heads, spirea done and ugly, larkspur not growing.
To do: deadhead chive (did it), plant new seeds (planted zinnia and dill)
Foliage: Spirea (didn’t give it a haircut, so no repeat bloom), chive, grapes, primrose leaves (looking old), seedlings coming up
Color: very little! Tansy starting near grapes (yellow), a few chive heads (pink), Queen Anne’s lace (white) and weeds, a few rose of sharon flowers
To do: weed around grapes (but not the Queen Anne’s lace!), pull up spirea
So there’s an example of one garden, and how I am analyzing it and the others monthly. I will enjoy continuing this monthly evaluation. Organizing is such fun! And I hate having nothing to do (um, not actually a problem for a homeschooling mother of six. But just in case, I always keep a long list of projects if I ever have a spare moment!)