Spring Fever…new beds and seed potatoes!

Feb 4, 2012

I usually try to do my bigger landscaping projects and planting during winter. Here in the DFW area, our soils don't freeze so we can plant all year long. It's much easier for larger trees and shrubs to get established fall through winter, which helps get them through our hot, dry summers a bit more easily.

So I finally broke ground on one new foundation bed today...

Front west
I'll post more pics along the way. We'll be planting a tree and a few shrubs, but not filling in the entire bed today. I like to get a few foundation shrubs in and then play with smaller perennials and color afterwards...it's part of the gardening fun!

What else am I planting today? SEED POTATOES! Yes, it is that time folks. You have February to get your potatoes, asparagus, rhubarb and horseradish in the ground. Plus, you can plant tons of broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, lettuces and more right now. (you can get this stuff at North Haven Gardens in Dallas)

Alright...I've got to go clean the chicken coop...be back later with more photos!

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Toni - Signature Gardens
Feb 05, 2012
1:57 am

ann
Feb 06, 2012
9:09 am

what are you ammending your in ground beds with?

Leslie Finical Halleck
Feb 08, 2012
1:41 pm

Ann…for these beds I went with the specialty planting mix we sell in bulk at NHG through Living Earth. It includes expanded shale and a bit of greensand…which I find helpful for water retention.

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