Tuesday, July 18, 2006

July Garden

8 Comments:

Blogger Sylvana said...

This is just fabulous. Out of all the gardens that I visit in the blogosphere, yours is my favorite.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Ahh...thast nice Sylvana!

9:32 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

you know what i meant...

9:33 PM  
Blogger Sigrun said...

Sandy, you lucky girl! You have shade in the garden. Everything is burned here from this horrible heat.

Sigrun

3:34 AM  
Blogger Zoey said...

What a beautiful mass of astilbe.

1:10 AM  
Blogger Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Beautiful pictures. Your garden must be gorgeous!

2:32 AM  
Blogger Kerri said...

Your garden takes my breath away Sandy. I can't believe your garden chores are EASY! I sure would like to walk through for a tour and pick your brain :) You do so well with Clematis...and everything!

4:19 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Kerry-Thanks! I think I am sucessful because I really spend alot of effort on my soil preparation when I am making my beds. I bring in top quality topsoil, sand, steer manure and fish compost. I then rototill it all together. Another thing I think is important is making the beds wide enough. Mine are very deep. I like to have at least three layers of plants. When you think that a rhodo or other shrub can be five feet wide and then one that is three feet and then a perennial two feet. That is ten feet at least. I also mulch about 3-4 inches deep with fish compost. That and the fact that I over plant, the chores are minimal except for watering. Watering is done twice a week. I have to deadhead also.

8:57 AM  

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