Muddy, always love your pictures......I like your snow...at least this kind isn't the wet kind. It's so nice to see signs of spring at your house...my lilac is finished and the snowball bush is making snow in my front yard. Love your redheaded woodpecker. You said visiting...does he not stay all year? Mine do here.
All my white crabtree petals came down along with the dogwood. There were so nice but the winds and rain knocked them down yesterday. But, I am far more worried about the cold to come tomorrow. Love the pics Muddy, good job as always.
Posts: 3052 | Location: Ohio | Registered: Feb 25, 2006
muddyshoes - love your candytuft. I'm waiting for mine to come up. I see little green under the very brown stems. Should I chop all that brown stuff off now? How far down should I cut?
p.s. I love the stuff. Can it be divided?
p.s.s. We can't catch a break up here. High 50 today and tonight down to 31. I pulled all my plants off the deck again for the next coupla days. 84 on Tuesday!!!! We're going from winter right to summer. No spring I guess. And it just hailed a few minutes ago. I'll take your "snow" any day. This message has been edited. Last edited by: nance425,
Posts: 4582 | Location: Minnesota | Registered: Dec 01, 2003
I don't think I ever touched the candytuft. Just left it alone until it bloomed. It is called Iberis. It is nice for front of a border or in a rock garden. Mine is the sumpervirens. You can propagate by cuttings, division or seed. It will root. I just take a clump from the side of it & get some roots to start in a new place.It can bloom in a part shade area needing only a few hours of sun a day. It makes it nicely thru the winters here. You can shear it back after blooming. I think I only have this one spot left...need to start some more again.
Quite surprised this morning as I opened the curtains to see my first hummer! Its so cold this weekend here. It seemed like in the 40's when I saw him at my feeder. I thought I would see him as he comes when the columbine opens around the yard but its really chilly & possible frost tonight! Those little birds are truly amazing!