Now is the time to start thinking about your gardens, while you’re looking out the window measuring how much snow melted today, think back to what looked good and grew well last year. What new things would you like to try this year?
In front of my house, I generally plant a couple rows of bright New Guinea impatiens in the front row of the bed as it is close to the street. New Guinea impatiens won’t suffer from powdery mildew like regular impatience and the slugs don’t like them either.
My side garden beds generally have large Hosta and Peonies with a groundcover of wild strawberry. I usually try to put a specimen plant in the middle. Last year it was a Hibiscus but this year I am thinking about planting a Banana tree! It won’t make it through the winter but it could be fun to watch it grow this summer…
The gardens near the putting green were supposed to be perennial gardens but the deer were treating it like a salad bowl. I have discovered that they don’t like daylilies and that is what I have been planting in that garden lately.
Speaking of the green…This year I am enlarging it and adding drainage. Come over and putt around if you would like…but watch out for the 4-pound attack dog!