I’m so envious of everyone who has been able to stay home and play in their gardens this week, but I hope the cooler temperatures and sunny skies will be with us for a while.
If you haven’t started on a transplant list, now is a good time. I’ve decided on day lilies, a couple of varieties of ginger, a blackberry lily, butterfly weed (although it supposedly resents transplanting), a beauty berry bush and irises, which do well in the shade.
When the heat is really gone, I’ll be ready to transplant. And, of course, I have some plants still in pots ready to go, but if I don’t control myself next Friday or Saturday at the McCorkle’s sale, I might be planting into December.
UPCOMING GARDEN EVENTS
MONDAY AT NOON: Tony Melton will speak on “Veg-e-tales: How Plants Tell You What They Need” at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road in Aiken. The Master Gardeners of Aiken is sponsoring the lunch box series, which features Melton’s talks on how to interpret your plants’ symptoms and signals. It’s free and open to the public.
TUESDAY AT 7 P.M. at First Baptist Church on Walton Way, Adult Building, Paul Blankenship will speak on successful exhibiting at the Augusta Rose Society meeting. Blankenship, if you haven’t had the privilege of learning from him, is a master with roses.
SEPT. 20 AT 7 P.M. Ted Stephens of Nurseries Caroliniana, one of the best plant people in our area, will be the guest speaker at the CSRA Hydrangea Society meeting at the Augusta Library, 823 Telfair St.