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  • Photo-upload-456153?1495396429
    21 May 2017
    Got two more planting areas done (or nearly) for the Botanic (my sideyard). Planted out all the potted perennials except the astilbe, because I just ran out of steam, plus it looks like it’s about to rain. I was going to hold off another wee...

    Veronica Moved, Rush (Juncas) Moved, Liatris Moved, Coneflower Moved, and The Botanic g...

    Mostly Cloudy 16°C / 61°F
  • 21 May 2017
    Quick update on all the plants moved around and planted over the long weekend. More to come over the next week as well.

    Corn 'Sweet White' Transplanted, Alpine Strawberry Dying, Tickseed Dying, Shasta Daisy ...

    Sunny 25°C / 77°F
  • Photo-upload-456295?1495569909
    23 May 2017
    One of the clems that was growing earlier has vanished. A couple of the heucheras have decided that where they were planted is unsatisfactory so they’ve moved or seeded or spawned into new territory, such as outside the bed and in the place ...

  • Photo-upload-456430?1495839842
    26 May 2017
    After a lot of trial and error, we finally put the canopy trellis together. The final design using the conduit on hand was to have a ten foot section on one end and a eight foot section on the other end. That way we used three ten foot sections o...

    Tomato, Early Treat Transplanted

    Mostly Cloudy 16°C / 61°F
  • Photo-upload-456394?1495768354
    25 May 2017
    Every time I see a plant which needs mulch, it gets a dollop of the half-rotted compost. My search for a compost bin got nowhere today, I may have to order one. The Winter Garden: only the Orchids remain and they will get moved when I can think of...

    Epimedium 'Alabaster' Blooming, Iberis sempervirens Blooming, Variegated Solomon's Seal...

    Scattered Clouds 22°C / 72°F
  • Photo-upload-456133?1495389004
    20 May 2017
    What a difference! Last week the marketers were dressed in down filled vest and mittens, and the snowline was reaching down towards the town; this week we got up to blue skies and warmth, and the marketers wore T-shirts. The garden suddenly looks ...

    8. Road garden , Species tulip Chrysantha Blooming, Mini Botanical Tulip 'Honky Tonk' ...

    Clear 26°C / 79°F
  • Photo-upload-456151?1495395623
    20 May 2017
    I bought some ‘Busy Lizzies’ (Impatiens) Salmon to put in the pots on the balcony railings on Friday May 19th. Though first I have to finish the changes to the planting currently on it! You’d never believe the amount of work that...

    Tomato 'Moneymaker' on balcony 2017 Potting Up, Busy Lizzies (Impatiens) bought for bal...

    Partly Sunny 18°C / 64°F
  • Photo-upload-456288?1495518565
    22 May 2017
    Over the wet season my spice garden got rather overgrown with weeds and long grass. With all the snake activity in the hot humid summer it was not really safe to venture in there on foot and it was not an area I could easily fit the ride on mower...

    [16] Southern Fenceline Spice garden , Curry Leaf Tree 2 Growing, Allspice Growing, Ja...

    Overcast 24°C / 75°F
  • Photo-upload-456365?1495660160
    24 May 2017
    Who knows. It’s cool again today, but it’s the only non-working (ish) day of the next 7 when there isn’t rain predicted. So I went ahead and planted out most of the rest of the potted plants. Only have the ground cherries and cel...

    Kale- Vates Blue Scotch Curled Planting Out, Cauliflower- Snowball Y Planting Out, Broc...

    Overcast 16°C / 61°F