- 16 March: I am eagerly awaiting being able to walk anywhere I want on the hill without having to navigate deep piles of snow.
- 23 March: I am bitterly lamenting yet another snowstorm and comforting myself with watching some amaryllis blossoms open.
- 9 April: The first daffodils are about ready to bloom (B says he thinks it will be Monday), we spent the afternoon raking and clearing brush and walking the perimeter of the property, and I will plant radishes, spinach, kale, and lettuce tomorrow afternoon.
10 April 2011
09 April 2011
- Plant the Sungold tomato against the fence and let it sprawl.
- Do not, DO NOT tuck an extra plant into a bed that's been planted already. No more Love Lies Bleeding in with the carrots.
- One nasturtium plant per spot is puh-lenty. Three is gross.
- B wants to grow haricots verts, little tiny string beans.
- One 4x4 box should have two tomato plants in it, tops.
- B wants to grow persimmon tomatoes.
- The two waterlily type dahlias from Corralitos are over five feet tall. They've shaded lots of other things out.
- Octopus campanula has a gorgeous leaf. Just gorgeous and the moundy thing it does is wonderful.
- MUST MOVE the Oriental poppies.
- MUST remember to pinch back the asters often. They are not as pretty now as they were for a few years.
Thank you, Joan and Suzann, for my gift certificates to Bluestone Perennials. With them (and a sweet 15% discount), I was able to order the following:
- Chrysanthemum rubellum 'Mary Stoker,' a beautiful straw-colored perennial chrysanthemum; will look beautiful next to the purples and crimsons of the asters this fall.
- Geranium macrorrhizum, recommended by Margaret Roach on her blog, A Way to Garden; spreads in shade, spicy-scented foliage, tough as a boot: I need this!
07 April 2011
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