Geraniums, Blackberries, and Invasives (Oh My)

  • 5/24—Temp: 45–79F, Precip: 0.00″

Planted 5 pink and red geraniums received from D. Wood.

Planted 2 of 5 Prime-Jim blackberry bushes purchased at Achille Agway. Double-dug 18″ holes, used about 1″ compost, and mixed blood meal, rock phosphate, and muriate of potash with removed soil before replacing, per Cooperative Extension recommendations.

Removed great deal of invasive Autumn Olive from shrubbery, including one fully tree-sized. Also removed dead branches from various other plantings, particularly lilacs. Brush currently filling one quarter of our driveway to between 5 and 6 feet high.