Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Potatoes

We planted 12 hills of a mixture of red and white potatoes in the front flower bed at the front of the house with a west exposure.  Take note of the date-April 19, 2016.  
When out for a walk after supper, May 2, 2016 and noted that the potatoes are up. Less than 2 weeks from when we planted them.  Temperature today was up to 24 degrees here in Sylvan Lake.  

Iris

This iris was  planted in Norglenwold at Sylvan Lake in April 2016 in the flower bed at the front of the house with a west exposure. Our neighbor Pat kindly gave us this when she split her plant.  Un grand merci.   

Feather Reed Grass

These three Feather Reed Grass Plants were planted in Norglenwold at Sylvan Lake in April 2016 in a flower bed at the front of the house with a west exposure.  

The Feather Reed Grass was selected as perennial plant of the year for 2001.  This grass performs well in a wide range of climates, remains attractive for months on end, and is not invasive in any way.  Clumps are strongly upright, with dark green leaves. Soft feathery green plumes appear in summer, maturing into stiff wheat-coloured spikes, which last into winter.  
Height-4-5 feet tall
Spread-24-28 inches
Hardiness- minus 40 degrees C Zones 3-9 USDA