Things in the RainyDayGarden
started blooming a little earlier this year because of April's warmer than usual weather. The tulips, forsythia, and various other bulbs have been flowering for about a week now. The first iris opened this weekend.
We try to water as little as possible. As a result, the ground is always a bit on on the dry side. However, it does promote deep root growth and select for plants which will make it on just rain water alone! This year we plan on helping with water retention even more by mulching.
To minimize our lawn work (mowing, watering, etc...), we are contantly making new flower beds. This weekend, we opened up a new plot and moved a bunch of day lilies and iries from another part of the garden to the new bed. We are looking forward to seeing this bed take shape over the course of the year. [Permalink] - Wan Chi Lau