Last weekend, and time during the week between rain showers, I was able to do catch-up work in the garden. Had a TV shoot here early Thursday morning. And Open Gardens Starts in just less than a month. My garden will be open on Thursdays from 2-6 p.m. in July (except for July 4th!). I’ll be selling and signing books when the garden is open for Open Gardens.
But a month out from a garden tour is when a great majority of gardening has to be done. Anything that has to be planted or moved around has to be done now, or it’ll be obvious closer to tour time. I have plenty of time before Garden Walk Buffalo – that’s not until the last weekend of July – the 27th & 28th. All the work will be done before then. For that, I just have to keep everything alive.
Here’s some projects done over this past week, some small some larger, some only partly done:
- Setting up fountains
- Setting up the garden art stored over the winter
- Cleaning the shed
- filling the succulent vertical garden dead spots with new hens & chicks,
- Potting up annuals and window boxes,
- Setting up the Harry Potter Garden,
- Repairing things left from the fall
- Weeding, and weeding more
Still lots to do. I have a few more coats of stain and then sealant on the concrete countertops I made, repairs to some glass flowers that didn’t fare well over the last year, some moving around of plants, and making more birdhouses from scraps found in the basement, attic and garage. And I got a way cool backyard electric chipper for my birthday in December that I have yet to put together. Can’t wait to use that to add more stuff to the composter!