Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Garden journal entry


April 17, 2011. Looking back through notes from previous years, I see that by this time in April I was setting out seedlings into the nursery areas of the garden, having previously harvested all of last year's plants that survived the winter in those areas. Well, let's just say that I'm not nearly to that point yet this year. I've just started the harvesting process, with hands getting numb after some time of handling the cold soil. This weekend was another mixture of heavy rainfall (Saturday) and bone-chilling wind (Sunday). But then, Sunday afternoon, the sun briefly peeked out, and I abandoned my potting-up chores for a walk around the garden. For the first time, I noticed the aftermath of our parrot tree flowering (I missed the actual show); not a horticultural high, but still worth a photo for the record. The rock garden proved more photogenic, with lots of the succulents changing from their winter into their spring colors. And the fortuitous combination in the photo shown here, with the subtly different shades of blue-green from Allium senescens subsp. montanum var. glaucum and Helianthemum nummularium combining brightly.
I did return to my plant-sale prep duties eventually – up to 93 varieties to include in the sale, which isn't too shabby, everything considered...

Your name

Your comments

home garden plants wildlife seed plant sale topics guestbook journal plantlinks

Last modified: September 09, 2009
Contact me