On the other side of the ledger, I have raised and will give away 2 deep purples, 4 orange, 2 stippled pinks, 2 parfait, 2 plum selfs and a plum parfait, and a bag of indeterminate rhizomes. I still have pastel parfaits and gold and white ringed falls that have yet to be raised. I also have a place for the incoming rhizomes.
This one, 'Tulip Festival', a classic bicolor with white standards and canary yellow falls, also 'overproduced' this year and is crowding a walkway, but I took out some and parked them in a barrel, so I needn't lift any to gift....
The yellow ones look like narcissus. Narcissi? I love those.
Oh, daffodils the English word is.
Yes, the yellow reminds one of narcissi. I like narcissus because they are the harbingers of real, honest-to-goodness spring. I have been naturalizing tiny, miniature 'Tete-a-tete' narcissus throughout my garden for years. My problem is that I tend to dig them up when I try to plant something else....
Well....The cannabis are all 'above the grid' in their respective pots.
I have 'grid supports' as plant supports on each cannabis pot. When I planted them last week, only one of the six was large enough to peek over the top of the grid. This week, all six have a cluster of leaves above the grid.
In other news, I have an outbreak of some kind of disease (it looks like 'rust' fungal diseasse) that is taking out the miniature hollyhock mallow plants in the 'mater patch. It has not affected the tomatoes, or other plants, in the 'mater patch, and it has not affected the biggest stand of mini hollyhock mallow in the eastern fence bed.
I finally got the Chinese iris moved from just off center of the eastern fence to the northern end. A portion, so it should look as though I have tall, straight sentinels on either end of the mass of rose, honeysuckle, and clematis.
Removing the iris also garners me a walkway past the lilac to get to the stone boneyard, where I have chunks of broken walkway stacked against the foundation concrete of the garage that backs on my property.
So, I moved out a couple of chunks that fit in well on the walk from the walk to the pad. I'm thinking walkables, like Irish moss, for the interstices. There is already some Sicilian mint started in two places along the way....those got saved.
I've been telling myself that I need to start a 'garden diary' and keep track of what blooms when.
I was recounting, in my own mind, the 'high spring' show in my garden, focused around the end of May and early June, being mostly the iris, followed almost immediately by the first bloom of the roses. Of course, I also pegged in my mind that the cornus kousa (Chinese dogwood tree) was in full whites during that period, and the styrax japonicus (Japanese snowbell) also bloomed about that time.
But I have a lot of 'incidental color spot' plantings, like the alstromeria (now blooming) tucked in to corners where I wish I'd never put it, and the crocosmia with which I have have had an ongoing struggle, the woodland hyacinth, forget-me-nots, and foxglove, and little secrets, like the strawberry lawn that seems to be doing quite well next to the front steps.
One of these days, I might just get my act together.
I could probably use this thread to track most of what has happened this year....
Well, I'm sure extreme drought here is different from extreme drought in Africa where people starve and everything green dries, but if I'm not allowed to water for the next couple of weeks with this weather, my potted plants will die. The garden plants can take a hit I suppose.
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