Sunday, April 01, 2007

Hoorah for Weekend Gardening!

Wow! I got so much work done this weekend. Well, not on my own. My hubby really helped me out. I've posted some photos I took Saturday of what I did and what was blooming.


Annie in Austin said...

Hello Lisa Blair,
Thank you for commenting and telling me that you're a Felder Rushing fan - he was so much fun.

Your blog has a cool name, and I see that there are recipes as well as gardening, which looks like a good mix! I look forward to further browsing around your Mississippi garden.

How cold does it get in the winter? You have the wonderful 'Jack Frost' Brunnera - does is need a long dormancy period? We're probably too hot and dry for Brunnera, but I sure do love that plant!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Lisa Blair said...

Hi Annie,

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I've only had the Jack Frost brunnera for about 6 months - since late-Sept 2006. I am in zone 8. Brunnera does need winter dormancy in order to grow and bloom. Dec, Jan, and Feb here are consistantly around 40F, as low as 25F, and that seems to be enough for this brunnera. I have three Jack Frost brunnera plants between my house and a mimosa tree, so it gets sun only in the early spring before the mimosa leafs out. After that it is deep shade all day. I try to keep this area moist because beside the brunnera is a hydrangea that gets really stressed in high heat.

I'll keep everyone posted on how well these brunneras grow. Stop by anytime! :)