Thursday, April 23, 2009
Here we have new plants in a new bed in front of a new stone wall. Yellow downy violets, shooting star ( pink and white) and blue bead lily have been planted here. the cage is to give some protection from passing animals who might want to try the newest thing on the menu. Wintergreen plants are on order to fill in the front of the bed.
The wildflower books consistently mention the importance of soil ph. The blue bead lily requires a very acid soil. We needed to make an adjustment. The area under a pine tree was scraped and screened to get some fine acidic compost. This material lined the planting holes for these lilies. Lighter colored soil surrounds these plants. We will wait and see if blue bead lilies can flourish here.