Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Pruning and Planting Time

I am so excited that we have come to this time of the year when we begin to prepare the trees and bushes for a new season.A time to plant new seeds and plants in the gardens and just enjoy being out doors on a crisp winters day. We always have a little break in the weather in the middle of January and February and all of a sudden we have a sun shiny day to catch up with our gardening. As you will see we have been very busy here at the cottage.

Pruning and Planting Time The Garden Gate at Miz Helen's Country Cottage



Planting

In January We Plant The Onions
This Year We Planted 250 Onions With The Help of Our Friend Max

Pruning and Planting Time The Garden Gate at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Max Worked Really Hard To Help Us Get All These Onions Planted
We Prepared This Soil In Late October
After Cleaning The Fall Garden From The Ground
We Used Our Homemade Compost To Work Back Into The Soil
We Let The Garden Area Rest Over The Winter
Until It's Time To Plant
Pruning and Planting Time The Garden Gate at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

In The Middle Of February We Added
One Row Of Collards and One Row of Cabbage
We Have A Few Kale Planted Here
and
Will Have Some In The Lettuce Tub

Pruning and Planting Time The Garden Gate at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pruning

Our Butterfly Tree Is Just Beautiful
But
Has Taken Over and Needs To Be Pruned


Pruning and Planting Time The Garden Gate at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

The Prune
The Pruning Always Makes Me Feel Bad For The Tree or Bush
But
Prune We Will and It Will Be Better Because Of It 

Pruning and Planting Time The Garden Gate at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Here Comes Leonard With His Saw

Pruning and Planting Time The Garden Gate at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

He Really Gets It Done

Pruning and Planting Time The Garden Gate at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


It Won't Be Long Until It Is Covered With Beautiful Blooms and Butterfly's

Pruning and Planting Time The Garden Gate at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Now It's Time To Start On The Rose Gardens

Pruning and Planting Time The Garden Gate at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Little Yellow Tea Rose Will Be Beautiful In The Spring
We Will Work The Ground Round The Plant Working In Some Of
Our Homemade Compost And Put A Layer Of Mulch On Top

Pruning and Planting Time The Garden Gate at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


In The Spring It Will Show It's Beautiful Yellow Blooms Once More

Pruning and Planting Time The Garden Gate at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We Are Organic Gardner's and Our Homemade Compost Is 
A Very Big Part Of Our Soil Preparation Here At The Cottage
You Can Read More About Our Compost Here


Pruning and Planting Time The Garden Gate at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I am so glad that you could stop by today and take a look at our Pruning and Planting here at the cottage. Next we will be looking at our new spring plants. I love this time of the year in the garden, full of new beginnings. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

12 comments:

  1. It looks like you have been quite busy! It is still too cold to even think about gardening here, but I better get on the ball soon!

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  2. Hi Helen. Yes it is that time of year. Yahoo! We just pruned our roses. You're right it's almost painful to do that to them but they grow so much better. Can you believe how warm it's been?

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  3. It's been such lovely weather down here that I too have been playing in the dirt. :) When we moved, we left our compost bin and are thinking of trying one like yours. How do you like it?

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    1. Hi Pary,
      We love this Compost Bin! It has two separate sides which mean that you always have compost you can use and compost that is making. It is so simple to turn, no more pitch fork and shovel day when a lot of mussel was required to turn the compost. This is one of the best Garden investments we have ever made! Hope you enjoy yours and thanks so much for stopping by today!
      Miz Helen

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  4. Looks like you have been busy! I had to do a double take at the picture of your husband pruning the butterfly tree, You have a butterfly on the shed door behind him! I love it!

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  5. I use to feel the same way about pruning until the next season arrived and things just started looking amazing again. Looks like you've been busy I need to follow your lead.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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  6. I just finished up some pruning over the last couple of weeks - nearly waiting too long. The rose bush is already budding, and I know other things are following soon. Oh, to have a butterfly TREE! I can only imagine how gorgeous it is. We just have butterfly bushes here, but they are so lovely.
    Have a lovely week.

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  7. You have been quite busy in your garden.

    The better my garden looks, the more work I have to do!

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  8. Thank you for joining our Garden Party!
    You always have such informative posts.

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  9. Wow, now that is an onion patch. I plant a couple dozen. :) I always cut my butterfly bushes way back in the fall to keep them under control. I have 3 and didn't plant a one. lol! Can you believer they all seeded from my neighbors? Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Thanks so much for joining us at the Garden Party!
    Have a lovely week,
    Jemma

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  11. I love that you are organic gardeners and make your own compost! Thank you for being a lovely flower that joined our garden party.

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Your visit has been very special. I look forward to your comments, they are like opening little gifts. Thank you for stopping by and hurry back!
Miz Helen