I left my little garden with blooming tulips and daffodils and travelled abroad.
After a few touches of frost, my flowers survived. Daffodils and a few tulips bloomed. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of grass in the garden, all because I’ve been ill for a week and can’t weed. I’m feeling better today and hope to get this sorted out within a week.
On the first spring day (yesterday), my crocuses gave me a lot of joy. They are all in bloom: purple, violet, white, and yellow. I am slightly afraid of my tulips and daffodils because they are growing fast. Unfortunately, the feather forecast for April is tough with the minus temperatures at night. I hope forecasters are mistaken. Anyway, we’ll see.
March is the first spring month, even if the first spring flowers are under the snow and the temperature is -1 at night. The first crocuses appeared in my small town garden in February. But I could take some photos only when the sun shined from behind the clouds. These crocuses are two years old. I decided not to dig them last year. Thus, they bloomed the first.
These tiny individual crocuses are only one year old; I planted them last year. I hope there will be more of them the following year. They are a little darker than the previous ones.
Also, my tulips and daffodils are crazy trying to prove that there is the highest time to bloom for them. I tried not to plant one flower on another or too close, but it never succeeded, and my tulips are growing on the crocuses.
I wonder why I didn’t buy myself this bulb flower planter earlier? It took me 15 minutes to plant Daffodils today. There is a perfect day for gardening today – a bit cloudy and warm – +13 C. After lunch, it is supposed to rain according to the weather forecast. All that I need to do in the garden is plant the Tulips. Admittedly, I had Crocuses blooming so nicely last spring that I bought myself some more, and I plant those too in the second part of September. The Sedum, as you can see, continue to bloom, and the Scottish moss is also doing well.
It seems to me that this year is the end of my garden achievements. I planted Scottish moss, replanted Irises, and yellow and orange Daylilies. I think that’s all I could show you. Admittedly, I’ll still be planting Daffodils next week, also Tulips and new Crocuses (I’ve just bought them) in the second part of September, but that won’t be visible until spring.
This morning we had only +20 degrees Celsius (+32 yesterday). So I went straight to my garden to replant my yellow Daylily. When I dug them out, I was shocked at how many there were. I prepared the ground, dug out, picked out different small roots, poured granulated compost and dug again. Then I chose the plants with healthy tubers and young roots and planted them about 30 cm apart. I also planted three bushes together in another place to see which grows better. Immediately after planting, I watered them. In a couple of days, we’ll see how they’re doing.
And my Scottish moss does seem to have taken root, despite the heat. I’ve been watering it, though, so maybe that’s why, or perhaps it just likes it here.
Moss in my Garden
I planned to get a grass cover in my small garden. Unfortunately, I can’t sow typical lawn grass because of my two trees and lack of free space. After quite a long search, I found on the Internet what I was looking for and what was growing in our garden in Lithuania – Sagina Subulata or Irish moss, or Scottish moss. None of my acquaintances will be surprised by this choice, as they all know about my love of Scotland. I bought it, and I have this moss at home now, but I can’t plant it – it’s +33 Celsius degrees here. So I keep it in water, spray it constantly and wait for Monday when the weather forecast says rain and only +26 degrees. Even if the forecast does not come true, I will plant this moss on Monday.
I leave these photos here. Summer is in its best view. Pink and blue hydrangeas are blooming amazingly under my windows. These imposing flowers are not mine, but I am dreaming about growing them. One day, maybe. And yes, I can’t choose the best of them. Lilacs at the end are for the variety.
These lilacs have been growing in the same place for more than ten years and are still flowering. Admittedly no longer as profusely as they used to. For this reason, I want to replant them at the end of summer. I don’t have another place for them, I will plant them in the same field, but I will divide and remove the old roots. We will see how they will flower next summer.