Preparing the Garden for a Storm

Bracing for Hurricane Barry

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting my garden ready for Hurricane Barry. I didn’t do anything that looked fancy but more like frantic from the looks of this picture. I managed to use wooden stakes and ropes to support some of my sunflowers. The one sunflower I did not support is already toast and this is just the day before! I turned a lot of pots over on their sides to avoid excessive damage to my plants and put some of the more delicate plants like the Japanese Morning Glories in the shed. I placed covers over some of my seedlings so they wouldn’t get damaged or washed out by the rain.

In spite of being in a humid shed the Hannahubuki bloomed beautifully today with a small flush of first blooms. I have more of a variety of different kinds of Japanese Morning Glories to share later on.

Japanese Morning Glory Hannahubuki close up
Japanese Morning Glory Hannahubuki

July 6 2019 Todays blooms and gardening projects going on

     I finally got some daylily pods to plant during the last few weeks. The seeds I have planted took about 14 days to sprout. I was a little worried at first but noticed the tiny green grass like sprouts and decided it was OK to plant right out of the pods. These seedlings are from the Red Little Business.

Daylily Sprouts
Giant Banana tree bloom close up

Giant Banana Tree Blooms

Morning Glory white ipomoea purpurea

Echinacea Cheyenne Spirit

Brand new purchase of Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea

     I plan on experimenting with seeds this fall. Stay tuned later on around late August or September to see how that goes. When the seedheads are dry and ready to harvest I will plant the seeds in a container then probably give them a light mulch and hope for blooms the next summer. I will update from time to time as things progress. It will be neat to see if there are any variations found when growing these from seeds.