Saturday, May 4, 2019
Happy Springtime News
Since I'm always grousing about slugs and squirrels in our garden, let's take a look at a few things that are going right.
First of all, our Chinese lantern plant is looking great. The photo above was taken about ten days ago -- it's even more green and lush now. We thought it was dead all autumn and winter, when it was just a pot of dank soil, so this is a happy surprise. Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
The Solomon's seal is also looking great. Fencing it off, as we did a couple of years ago, has made all the difference. It keeps Olga away from the brittle stalks and allows the plant to prosper.
This is a clematis that Dave just bought. We put it at the side of the house, where the passionflower vine used to be. (The one that I killed by over-pruning. Sob!) We can't really take credit for this flower since we just bought the plant a few weeks ago, but still -- it's a promising garden addition.
The hostas are looking dense and lush in their pots.
And the comfrey, back in the wildflower garden, is already blooming. We have three comfrey plants, and one of them is this bright magenta color. The others are a slightly bluer shade. Funny how they vary.
There's a lot more I could show you -- the azaleas are popping, the purple wallflower has been looking great, and I've still got about a million honesty, burdock and hollyhock seedlings that I need to do something with. (More repotting today, I think.) All the seedlings seem like they're taking their time in growing, which may be because of temperature -- it's been chilly these past few weeks, ever since Easter. Today's high is 52º F and the low is 38º F! Those little seedlings are just hanging back, waiting for things to warm up a bit.