Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gas Station Gardening

Do you believe June is gone? There's still so much to do and July is supposedly "throwing in the trowel" month.  Anywho, I led a garden tour last Sunday and I thought you should see these three shots. A lovely shade glen highlighting Hosta 'Sum and Substance,' elegant and "hard to hug" Aralia spinosa variegata and last, and certainly not least, Acer pseudoplatanus 'Eskimo Sunset.'  The latter really needs protection from the sun to show its variegation well.

June is a big garden tour month and we at Mohonk are no exception. Check out the folks in awe of the BLUE delphiniums June 30th at the annual Ulster County Gardener's Day sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension.

July is crunch time for your containers. Try not to get lazy about proper watering and fertilizing. Remember, the more you water the more you have to feed. Let's get advice from barrel gardener extraordinaire, Harold Frisbie of (believe it or not) West Hurley Garage. Yes a gas station with barrel planters that rival the pros. Harold says water every day even if it has rained. His planters are under cover. Harold feeds with Miracle-Gro Shake and Feed. Fantastic results! You can view this great display anytime on Route 375 in West Hurley, New York.
Who picks out Harold's plants! 3 guesses...Happy Birthday America and Happy Birthday to me!



  1. You don't find many gas stations with flowers like that. Congratulations!

  2. Harold is very proud of his work and well deserved


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