I did a bit of gardening this weekend. The forecast is for much cooler weather the next week or more (in the 50’s at night and 70 day) so it is great for transplanting. Almost as soon as I finished we got an inch of rain which is a lot for Lansing , the average for the entire month of Aug is 3.25 inches.
The old garden is so jam-packed that I plan to buy very little for the new one. I will move most over from the old. I moved 11 roses yesterday. They were tucked in between so many other plants that they were hardly visible and actually suffering from lack of space and sun so they were pretty small. I pruned them a lot too so that they had less foliage to support while they grow new roots.
They don’t look like much now but I have high hopes for next year.
When fighting with roses it is probably a good idea to wear long sleeves. I really didn’t notice the damage I did to myself until I was sewing later.
I also transplanted a viburnum, a hydrangea, some hostas, ferns, A nine bark, and a few seedling perennials around the few shrubs I left from the previous mess. I have a lot more to go but here is the start of that area. and no noticeable holes left in the old garden.
Remember what that looked like in July?
What a difference some green grass makes. The seed grew fast even though it really wasn’t the right time of year to plant it.
I did get some hand quilting done….I’ll try to spread out the quilts for pictures soon. I also did some piecing on my hex quilt.
Teddy is glad that the gardening is done for the day