Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Plants on display at the office

After 2 container gardening classes, we have some beautiful pots filled with nice, blooming plants. We have some containers that go in the sun and some that go in the shade. Here's one of my favorite plants -- caladium. It's in a dirty pot, but don't mind that....

Our Calycanthus is blooming again, after the blooms were frozen off April 6-8. But they're back albeit with a few dead branches on the plant.

Also, come visit our office and you can browse our All-America Vegetable Demonstration Garden. Cilantro, Swiss chard, tomatoes, okra, peppers, and onions have been planted into raised beds. They are watered and fertilized through soaker hoses. The fence is around to prevent rabbits from eating the young plants. It may also serve to make it a bit more cumbersome for 2-legged creatures to steal from our garden. Come browse around when you're in the area.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Can't Remember the Freeze

By looking at some of the plants here at the office, you might never know there was a horrible freeze a month and a half ago.

Our 'Muskogee' crapemyrtle came through wonderfully well. Especially when you see and hear that many crape myrtles are dead to the ground.

The false blue indigo (Baptisia australis) and some sort of Rue (Thalictrum spp.) are blooming fine.

Here's some pics:

Crapemyrtle- Before pruning

Crapemyrtle -- After Pruning (except for one branch I couldn't reach)

False Blue Indigo

Rue spp.