Six on Saturday 2020-01-11

Embracing the challenge of six on Saturday here is our first post.

The idea is to post six pictures, no more no less, of different subjects happening in our gardens. It can be plants, pests, wildlife, jobs done, propagation, anything about gardening.

Here are our six on Saturday of January 11th, 2020.

  1. Nothing better to do in a January sunny day than plant a new shrub border. And for us, dogwoods (Cornus) are the perfect shrubs for winter display with their bright colors. We will cut them back in a couple of weeks so they generate longer and new stems next year. We wrote a dedicated article to the planting of this dogwood border.

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    Planting cornus border
  2. Taking rose cuttings was other of the jobs done. We took several hardwood cuttings from three different roses and marked each pot to distinguish them.

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    Taking rose cuttings
  3. We also took the time to plant a rosemary shrub propagated two years ago and allowed to grow the last season. These rosemary plants are 30cm tall and ready to be planted in free soil. It is always a pleasure to work with scented plants.

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    Planting rosemary
  4. This year we are planting some grapevines. In this case, we planted a white grape cultivar called “Italia”. We also planted “Red Globe” cultivar. We don’t expect grapes this year, the trees will establish and maybe next year we’ll have some sweet fruits. We chose sunny places to plant them.

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    Planting Italia white grapevine
  5. We also planted an azalea shrub. Don’t really know the cultivar of this one, but as it is not to propagate, we are just fine having it growing in our garden. Will post flower pictures in a coming six on saturday.

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    Planting azalea
  6. Finally, this is more like a challenge or a question to you. While doing some weekend shopping found this Rudbeckia selling. Do you have any advise to let in the comments? Do you have pictures or want to share some thoughts about this plant? Thank you!

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    Rudbeckia nitida
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