March thru August, 2018
Back in March, I took an afternoon to check out the Topiary Family, dust off the winter doldrums, and provide some TLC in general. The main chore was repotting Tica, the dwarf peach.
The root ball slipped easily out of the old pot.
I broke up the root ball some,
sprinkled time release fertilizer in with the new dirt, replanted in the larger pot,
and watered well.
Next up on the chore list was some TLC for Paulette, who had been feeling poorly due to an infestation of lace bugs. I applied an insecticide to help the azalea get stronger before bloom season really cranked up.
|back row, L to R: Tica, T-Rex, Vivienne; front row L to R: Paulette, Babylonia holding Thumbelina|
|T-Rex, August 2018|
And everyone today, all fat and sassy after a summer with plenty of water
|far back, L to R: Tica, Vivienne; mid row L to R: T-Rex, Babylonia, Paulette; Thumbelina down front|