Welcome to my new blog!
I want to have a nice garden like those I see in the neighborhood. I'm petrified I'm going to plant something that is going to overtake the entire landscaping bed - either by being a "creeper" or it will just grow up huge and block all the other plants.
Also, I can't seem to find all the information I'm interested in on any one site. I figured I'd use this blog as a place to combine and present all my research and acquire tips from more experienced gardeners.
I also like to tell stories so it won't all be this is this and that is that. As it says over in my sidebar, I will also share my success stories and my adventures. If you've read my other blog (http://www.lifemakesmelaugh.blogspot.com/), you will get a good taste of my sense of humor. I'm sure I'll have just as many stories about my gardening adventures.
Here's my first "plant" entry:
|Formal Name||Liriope Muscari|
|Description||The muscari species appears as a grasslike clump, which can either be solid green or verigated (my preference). In late summer, stalks of showy flowers begin to appear with berries following.|
Edging in planting beds & walk-ways
|Soil Requirements||Well drained|
|Water Requirements||Regular watering is necessary|
|Height||12 to 18 inches|
|Spread||about 12 inches|
|Manicuring or Pruning||Mow or clip plants close to the ground in early spring before the first new sprouts appear.|
|Fertilization||Does not need regular fertilization|
|Growth Cycle||Can be evergreen in the south. In mid US, shoots begin to appear in April and look pretty nice thru September. That first frost makes the leaves fall flat (like a really bad hair day).|
|Bloom Time||August & September|
|Bloom Color||Stalks of purple, lavender, blue, white or pink|
Divide in early spring
|Known Issues||Rabbits think it is candy|