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This is the first year that I'm planting my tomatoes in a trench rather than vertically. I have read that this method will allow the root system have more area to grow. I also upcycled a few milk jugs as a way to get the water to the roots without having to go through the soil. The milk jugs were cleaned and have small holes poked through to let the water go directly to the roots. These tomato plants are two Early Girls and a Celebrity. I can't wait to see what they yield! I also
planted a little basil around them because basil makes the tomatoes taste better.
Barns built and decorated, beautiful dining rooms, garden gates, Summer decor, and the ever present furniture transformation were just a few of the features from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House.
On a recent balmy spring evening, the Arden Garden Gild visited the grounds of the Goodstay Gardens on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington, Delaware. At the height of its spring bloom, the
collection of six enclosed gardens was a sight to behold. Breathtaking peonies planted in long flowerbeds filled the air with a lovely scent. Roses, iris, columbines, rhododendrons and many other lovely blooms filled the garden with color, accompanied by bird song as dusk approached.
Dating back to the late 1600′s, this colonial garden has undergone several restorations and improvements: in the 1920′s by Ellen Coleman duPont Meeds and Robert Wheelwright and, for the past twenty years, by the Friends of Goodstay Gardens group.
Goodstay Gardens is an oasis in the city, a trip to the country through a stone gate entry. Here is a small sampling of the beauty contained within. I hope it inspires a trip of your own to discover this garden gem.
see more pictures at http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/springt...
See a wonderful article by Moira Sheridan on Goodstay Gardens at http://www.delawareonline.com/article/201305...
Face Book site for The Friends of Goodstay Gardens https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfGoodstayGa... (with many more pictures)
I love this time of year when the peonies are blooming, the sun is shining and everything is right with the world. OK, these plants really, really put me in a good mood!
I have three of them so far and am going to pick up one or two more this weekend. The ONLY downfall to these plants is that the blooms get so stinking big that they tend to fall over, but I have peony rings around them to keep them as upright as possible.
Want apples in the fall? NOW is the time to get to work on those apple trees! This series of posts walks you through the how to-s of pruning a fruit tree into a vase, why you should HIT
your trees and even a recipe for homemade applesauce!
Did you miss any of the apple posts this week? Here they are!When you should spray your apple tree: http://www.anestforallseasons.com/2013/05/ne... you should scrape and whack your apple tree: http://www.anestforallseasons.com/2013/05/wa... to prune your apple tree into a vase: http://www.anestforallseasons.com/2013/05/wa... to make beautiful floral arrangements with apple blossoms: http://www.anestforallseasons.com/2013/05/in... to make homemade applesauce:http://www.anestforallseasons.com/2013/05/how-to-make-homemade-applesauce.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FdDRCV+%28A+nest+for+all+seasons...%29