It's official. I'm going back to MI for the summer! I will be leaving here May 7Th and will start my job the 11Th. Back to Orchard Scouting, my favorite job in the world.
I have been working on a very hefty list of things to accomplish this year in the garden. The irises and cold frames are priority this year. I plan to sell lots of irises to make room for newer varieties. I won't be able to fit them all back in after dividing any way. Here are some of the things i hope to do this year!
Remove all leaves and debris that fell over the winter.
Build cold frames, trellises, and arches.
Edge beds and weed.
Move plants that need relocating.
Work on labeling plants.
Label irises as they bloom.
Dig, divide, and amend soil when irises are finished blooming.
Sell extra irises to make room for new arrivals.
Fall, plant new stuff.
Redo shade gardens.
This is a picture from a few years ago. See the mound of weedy soil in the background. I think i am actually going to do something with it this year! Luckily the potted plants have since been put in the ground, whew! The orange cone is in the neighbors yard. Its gone thankfully. Actually, last summer the neighbors put up a nice privacy fence along the back. I was happy to see that because it really gives my garden a nice backdrop.