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Prepping for the summer food & flowers

Saturday, 21 Apr 12 Cloudy 19°C / 66°F

So much to do today! DH worked on the irrigation system, which is now fully functional. Weeded, prepped tomato beds, transplanted some plants desperate for the ground, installed bamboo barrier for the back tomato beds, and already sketching out what next year’s flowers should look like.

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Backyard West Window garden

Opened up the windows, allowing starts to get some full sun & air circulation

ZZ Backyard Hothouse garden

Prepping for tomatoes – weeded, added compost, checked irrigation

Day 229

Cabbage 'Saratoga F1' 2011-9/5

Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)

Harvesting 2.0 x item [9.0 oz]

Never made a head! Time to put in tomatoes, so these came out. [[Archived]]

Day 225

Cabbage 'January King' 2011

Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)

Harvesting 2.0 x item [9.45 oz]

Never made a head! Time to put in tomatoes, so these came out. [[Archived]]

Day 83

Radish 'Champion Heirloom' 2012-1/29

Raphanus sativus

Harvesting 10.0 x item [2.7 oz]

Making room for tomatoes

Day 83

Radishes 'Viola' 2012-1/29

Raphanus sativus

Harvesting 10.0 x item [2.75 oz]

Making room for tomatoes

Day 70

Cyclamen cilicium

Cyclamen cilicium

Transplanted

Z Waiting in the Wings garden > Y Parking Strip garden Under the Nandina, on the north side

Day 70

Cyclamen coum 'Silverleaf'

Cyclamen coum

Transplanted

Z Waiting in the Wings garden > Y Parking Strip garden Under the Nandina, on the east side

Day 37

Hellebore 'Double Purple'

Helleborus

Transplanted

Z Waiting in the Wings garden > North Chain Link Line – Back garden Closest to the house, in the newly-designated “shade garden”

Comments

  • KathN

    KathN wrote:

    We’re certainly having the right weather for gardening today! I’d love to see pictures of your hellebores. They’re starting to become one of my favorite plants.

    Posted on 21 Apr 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • evergreengirl

    evergreengirl wrote:

    Ooh, I have yet to photograph it! I’ll do that tomorrow, then :)

    Generally, I haven’t been a huge fan of hellebores, but I happened to see a sale on them at my garden store last month. I walked right by thinking, “What a great sale, too bad I don’t love how they look. I’d certainly buy one even at full price if I found one I loved.” Then, the double mystical purple hellebore came into view – for far more than I’d ever paid for a plant (apparently it’s an uncommon variety). I sighed and bought it… and I LOVE it! Who knows, maybe I’ll become a true hellebore fan??

    Posted on 21 Apr 12 (over 2 years ago)

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