Earth Day!

It’s Earth Day, and this is a great day to get outside and add a tree, shrub or even some bedding plants to the environment. We got an early start with a trip to the nursery yesterday. Here’s our contribution to the planet, and the beauty of our garden: (click on pictures to see larger image)

Note: That summer bed photo includes a couple of Snapdragons, bedding Salvia, Zinnias, three Geum plants, Petunias, Lobelia, as well as the Foxglove and Delphinium already coming along.

In addition, today we planted a couple dozen Liatris, a Summer-blooming bulb, and put in a dozen Canna corms. Lots of work, but nice reward in a few months.

What did you plant today?

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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6 Responses to Earth Day!

  1. Not doing any planting yet, we’ve still got frost warnings for next week. This has been the craziest Spring on record, I do believe. It is nice out today, finally. Not warm, but pleasant enough to grill tonight.

    We’ve been watching a lot of documentaries lately about eating more local food, taking more care of good ol’ Earth, etc. so I’m on board with saying Happy Earth Day.

  2. Richard says:

    Carl, our focus – we already shop at local farmer’s markets for our fruits, veggies and such – is on converting this weedy, wild property to a real garden as we both plants and the personal landscape. After a 12′ by 22′ patio in the last home, this 1/3 acre is heavenly but we’re fast filling it with shrubs, trees, perennials, roses and even some heathers. Plus some annuals we put in each Spring.

  3. Jeff Meyerson says:

    1. we don’t plant, obviously
    2. it is 37 degrees here this morning
    3. I particularly liked the “Dark Star” – great color

  4. We’ll be outside later. Lana has an art market.

  5. We would be hard pressed to plant anything here in Western NY. Temps are in the 30s (but with the wind it feels like the 20s). Snowflakes swirled around outside my window yesterday. Winter just does not want to give up!

  6. Agree with Jeff, the Dark Star is gorgeous!

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