It was nice to look up at the window boxes and not see dead shrubs. They have been replaced by new ones I bought discounted a couple of weeks ago. Trees and shrubs are now discounted 75%. I got one for fifty cents. Talk about a bargain. I bought a pot of ornamental grass and a shrub and only payed a couple of dollars for it all. There was plenty of tick weed, hosta, and cone flower but I have a hard time with cone flower and tick weed in my yard so although both are my favorite, there's no sunny place for them in the yard. I planted bulbs and daffodils in the window boxes; a little deeper than last year. Hope this will deter squirrels from digging. Only a few went in the sun window box because the plants there don't seem to want to die.
I removed the sweet potato vine today but left the geraniums and spider plants. I added 1 shrub and a few tulips and daffodils. When frost gets to them I'll pull them up and plant more bulbs.` I dropped my plan to remove all the soil and line the box with plastic. The soil was soft and light and not hard and spent as I expected it to be. Maybe not enough watering on my part was the only problem during the summer.
|Pebbles and container.|
|Zivia Paper Whites. I've never grown them in something without support. I hope this works.|
|Mom's amaryllis. I shook the soil off. The roots are real healthy. I'll let it dry out. I cut off all the foliage. Don't know if this is correct but they had been growing since this time last year. After a rest I'll try to take them out of dormancy.|
|The soil is till healthy. I removed a lot of last years bulbs and added Osmocote. Shade box.|
|The fern is still thriving. Hole dug and daffodils inserted.|
|Tulips, pointed end up.|
|Sun window box.|
|I actually kept the shrubs. I read that once the foliage is dead it doesn't come back. I will wait till spring to see if they can develop new growth.|
|I'll plant these a little later so I can have paper whites for the next couple of months. From what I've read these type get planted in December and January.|
|New shrub for the yard.|
|Ornamental grass for the yard. Don't know how it'll do, but we'll see.|
|These are the tulips for the window boxes. I removed these from the sweet potato vines. Now how do I get new plants?|