Saturday, June 4, 2011

State of the Garden

I still need to plant flowers in a couple of areas and put down mulch.  I need to hurry with the planting, because it is getting blazing hot around here.

My garden areas have mixed results.

The bottom-most bed is going crazy...the petunias are overtaking, crowding out the marigolds, but the begonias aren't doing half bad:

It is hard to see, but in the middle of the marigolds is the yellow-headed stepchild.  When I planted it, it didn't have any blooms and I put it dead center.  It looks as if I did it on purpose, with the orange ones encircling it, but I was not intending to have yellow in my garden this year:

The flowers in this bed, higher up on the wall, are the same size as when I planted them (except for that one petunia):

Half of this bed is doing very well...the other half - not so much:

Same with this one:

I don't know what to do.  My level of expertise has been exhausted.  Besides watering and weeding...I got nothin.'

MK out.


kathy b said...

I'd give the petunias a fun hair cut. Chop them down. They'll come back thicker and less leggy. chop chop chop

Merry Karma said...

Thanks...I will try that.

The gardener who comes to trim my shrubs and groundcover told me that I should pull them up and plant something else.


Knitrageous said...

You have flowers! I like them.