Saturday, October 30, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
|marigolds in the potato patch|
|blackfoot daisies don't mind the lack of rain|
|resurrected diamond frost euphorbia|
|Mexican bush sage|
|snapdragons and phlox|
Sunday, October 10, 2010
|Gregg's Mistflower with Monarch butterfly|
I actually have been doing some gardening that does not involve obsessing over vegetable seedlings. I potted some cool-weather annuals, transplanted some perennials, and sowed my first Larkspur, Sweet Pea, Bachelor Button, Viola, Nigella, Flax, and Scabiosa (ugly name, no wonder it's also called Pincushion Flower) seeds.
|new Gregg's Mistflowers|
As much as I love blue-purple flowers, I had somehow overlooked Gregg's Mistflower, a great butterfly magnet, until now.
|Sweet Pea seedlings ("White Elegance" and "Singing the Blues")|
I expect the Sweet Peas to eventually get fairly vine-like, so I planted them close to the fence to make it easier to rig something for them.
|My first kalanchoe (in front pot) is a gift from MSS, who really likes that chair.|
|We transplanted some artemisia ("Silver King"?) to help camouflage the ugly Grande fiber optic utility box.|
Did I mention that box is ugly? And that we don't even subscribe to Grande? And that it's crooked?
|newly potted white snapdragons and phlox|
Just a teensy vegetable update: look at these pretty baby Romaine lettuces.
|baby Romaine lettuces, to be thinned next weekend|