'WILLIAM BAFFIN' ROSES HANGIN' OUT AT THE HORT FARM
Hort Farm Workday
Workday on Saturday, July 17, tidying up the wonderful perennial beds at the UVM Hort Farm in South Burlington. Under the gentle guidance of Brian Vaughan, curator, an intrepid crew of 10 or so braved the heat and pulled weeds in record time, allowing us to stop for a break and a refreshing snack of lemonade and...DAYLILIES! Yup. We munched on Daylily flowers, which have a smooth texture and a buttery taste. Yum.
WORKING GARDENER'S JOURNAL
- Liatris (Gay Feather) is marvelous. Simply marvelous, Darling. About 6 feet high and a soft purple flower like you read about.
- Bee Balm is cranking.
- Corn needs some rain
- Little yellow Coreopsis flowering and happy - loves sun!
- Hostas in Chittenden County in full bloom - looking good thanks to all the water in June
- Just one Clematis flower so far - hmmm.
- Experimented this year with single sunflower, away from others. Wonderful result, as seen.
- Planted incredibly cute PURPLE ornamental pepper plants for client. Found at Claussen's.
- Had to trim Redbud tree. How do you kill those things?
- Leaving radish plants around just for the heck of it and not doing anything to them. Voila! Cute flowers on tall growth.
- Splendid color from Japanese Lilac about now. Off red. And I mean that in the nicest possible way.
- My own Jerusalem Artichokes are about ready to pop. Mellow yellow.
Tying up Baptisia ( getting tall -the best is yet to come)
Cutting back spent Poppy foliage
Slightly trimming Rose detritus
Weeding around Buddleia
Planting wonderful ornamental purple pepper plant
Creating air circ for Delphs
Great anticipation for very healthy Jerusalem Artichokes
Hydrangeas starting to bloom (blue)
Potentillas looking nice