Dig deep and divide... that's what I'm going to try and do this week. I have a beautiful small garden that the previous owners of my lovely abode planted years ago. I haven't done much to it really, so pretty it was. Until this year, I went out and did my weeding to discover that "Oh boy, these perennials are getting huge!" I'm a very "green gardener" and by this I mean that I am usually green with envy over the gardens of my friends who know what they are doing! lol.
So a dear friend of mine suggested that I "dig deep and divide" the perennials, and of course, share those lovely plants of mine. I had remarked to her earlier in the season that I didn't need to buy any flowers because there were already some in my garden. I scratched my head when she started laughing. Now that I've pulled the weeds, I know why. :) So off I go to the garden centre (I'm Canadian, we spell it CENTRE) to buy colourful (with a U) annuals and some mulch.
Wish me luck.
Oh, and another bonus this year... the previous homeowners also dug us a lovely veggie garden that I just had to till and plant. The tilling was fun. Whoever said that gardening isn't good exercise? Now we have tomatoes, lettuce, cucmbers, broccoli, strawberries, coriander and marigolds (to keep the critters away). This is my second veggie garden and I've done some reading too so I don't feel AS green. :) A tip for you broccoli growers.. don't be discouraged if the bunnies bite the heads off your plants when they are young (they love baby broccoli plants). This happened to me and they grew anyway, strong and very very bountiful.
Who else is gardening this summer?
You know what I would love? A special part of my garden dedicated to raspberry bushes. I might need some more land for that though.
Share with me your tips and what you are planting! Fun :)