The dianthus 'Bath's Pink', although somewhat weedy (yes I need to get out there), is blossoming now. It is one of the edging plants in the Centennial Garden. The catmint is also blooming around the roses there. In the Arboretum, the lovely tulip tree - Liriodendron tuplipifera - is blooming right outside my window. I love the orange and green combination. Our dogwood is … [Read more...] about Centennial Garden and Arboretum
Archives for April 2009
We fertilized the cut flower plots yesterday. Using an organic fertilizer with analysis 4-1-4 we applied 2 cups per 30 square foot plot and 1 cup per peony and per shrub (woody cuts). We also applied 2 cups acid fertilizer 4-5-4 per blueberry plant in the hort garden. The peonies are up about 12 inches and the blueberries are in full bloom. … [Read more...] about Cut flowers and peonies
Most of the apples are blossoming this week and the highbush blueberries have quite a few open blossoms as well, but are not in full bloom yet. Pawpaws are blooming, and there has been some damage from the freeze since several buds are brown and dead - but many more blossoms are fine and open or opening. Lilacs, low growing phlox and the flowering dogwoods - Cornus florida … [Read more...] about What’s blooming at the station?
I am happy that spring temperatures have been cool! I just finished pruning my row of Vincent grapes and the buds have just started swelling. The demo vineyard was completed earlier. I remember in 2007 when the Easter freeze hit in early April, Vivant shoots were about 3 - 4 inches long in the demo vineyard. Today, the Vivant buds are not as swelled as the Vincent. I marked … [Read more...] about Vincent grape row finally pruned!
For 2 1/2 years we have been selling our 05 Ruby Port. This wine was the first wine that we entered in a wine competition (the Indy International wine competition) and we won our first medal - a Bronze. The comments on this port were great. I have taken this wine off of the web because we have sold most of it. And the wine sales of the other wines are going real well. We have … [Read more...] about 05 Ruby Port