Saturday, March 21, 2009

Garden To Do List 09

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.

Sow seeds.

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.


gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Looks like a great list. You'll be busy. I like having those list made, it gets me excited to get out and get started!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Congrat's on your job that starts in sounds like you're happy you'll go back! I hope whatever you would like to have happen will work out for you;-)

Your irises are brilliant and colorful...such a nice selection! You are definitely a very hard worker! This is a gorgeous shot of those flowers...awesome!

Joanne said...

Great list going on there. I always find it helps working off an itinerary, checking off as I go. I see one of your last items, Fall, Plant New Stuff! Seems so far off, doesn't it? And then, before you know it ...

Barry said...

Well we've begun work on your item number one. There was a lot of winter damage this year and it will take the two of us several more days to complete this task.

However, the garden is beginning to look better already. And its a joy to be back outside working once again.

Congratulations on the new job, by the way!

Gail said...

Good news on the job front...some times we do get to go home again! You have quite a wonderful collection of iris. They are b3eautiful and I know you can'[t wait to get home to your garden...the list lets us know how eager you are to get your hands in the soil! gail

Heather said...

You are going to be busy. Is this all stuff you need to get done before May 7th? Your weekends will be full for a while.

Kris said...

Wow, that's an admirable to-do list. Wished I lived a lot closer -- I'd sure help you out with the 're-distribution' of the iris wealth. I'm happy for you that you'll be tramping about in the orchards for the summer. What a fun job!

garden girl said...

How exciting! Congratulations on going home, and on the new job.