Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Warm weather makes the hostas go pop, plus plant sale date!

Our recent warm weather has really made the hostas pop!  The picture below were taken over a two day period of time.  It's amazing how fast they grow.

Also, we have set a date for the plant sale.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 21st in Appleton!  More details will be posted closer to the date of the sale.

Erin and I are also working on a new episode of Cheesehead Gardening too!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Trying pine straw in the hosta beds

In the Southern states it's pretty common to use pine straw as mulch.  So I thought I would give it a try in my hosta beds this year.  I think the pine straw will keep the slugs out of the hosta beds.  Pine straw is pretty hard to find in this area.  I actually had to order mine, which didn't make my Fed Ex driver very happy.  It was much easier to spread around than bark mulch I usually put down.  I am just wondering how well it will stay down in fall when having to rake leaves out of the beds.  I'll keep you updated.