Today’s photos are from Harriet Robinson in Otisfield, Maine. Harriet says, “Our filled-in swimming pool is now a colorful backyard garden. Here it is during daylily season. Daylilies have become so popular because they are so showy and colorful. To look their best, especially with the newer hybrids, they really must be deadheaded on a daily basis. I have seen too many gardens that lack on this important detail. It is easy and relaxing to snap off the spent heads, and it’s a great chance to look at the open flowers on each variety up close and personal. I compost the spent flowers so they continue to work for my garden. Once all the flowers are finished, the scapes should be cut down as well.”
Wow, what a beautiful setting and a stunning garden, Harriet. I’ll bet it’s less work than a swimming pool, too! Thanks for sharing your pool garden with us.
—>>>> SPEAKING OF SHARING… Send me some pics of your gardens, GPODers! I know there is some seriously cool stuff going on out there–it’s full-on SPRING! Heck, the pics don’t even have to be from this year. Come on, show us what ya got. Email me at [email protected] with GPOD in the subject line. Here are all the details you need to know. <<<<—
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