22 Aug 2013
HIBISCUS IS IN BLOOM
HIBISCUS HAS OUR ATTENTION
The highlight in our garden now is a Hibiscus. Putting out two or three blooms each day. Counted 40 buds on the plant total so expect the show to continue for several days. Running in second place are the Cleome and in third place is a Mandevilla.
Birds are very quite right now not much going on at the feeders. Turkey was here this morning, but did not stay long. Will refill the feeders and put something out for Turkey Tomorrow.
No Rain in sight so will have to start a watering program tomorrow. In the process of heavily mulching all gardens, as we have no rain in the forecast. Local horse farm has lots of manure and bedding mixed for our use. looks like about 30 yards or so and I have agreed to take it all.
Started some Cabbage and broccoli the other day and they have germinated so tomorrow I will have to put the under lights until second leaves develop then out in to the row covered beds. Should give some late fall produce for the table.
Hibiscus moscheutos Southern Belle
Hardy Hibiscus USDA Zone: 4-9
Cleome in different colors
The other day I read a right up about growing blueberry’s and I disagree with the posting about mulching with pine needles and compost. I will of course contact the author and discuss with her the misconception she has promoted. As garden writers we are all trying to provide accurate information. If one of us should not or misunderstands some information we welcome the feedback leading us to correcting. Some old wife tails are hard to disprove but current and accurate information will confirm or disprove them.
That’s it for this post, see you all next post.