4.22.2008

Happy Earth Day!

What are you doing to celebrate?
Jess is going to get a compost bin started.

I'm going to work a little more in the garden, and organize a specific spot for our recycling, to make it easier to take out. It doesn't sound too progressive, but the more organized we are at the Sweet Haven Farm (our unpublicized name), the more successful we are.

I also spent a little wad of dough on more hellebores (her pic, not mine!) this morning, but for 12 plants, what I spent was a bargain. What a beauty to use to reduce the size of our lawn, too!
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Also, a recent order from High Country Gardens included:
Appar Blue Flax: Linum perenne 'Appar'
Wild Four O'Clocks: Mirabilis multiflora
Evening Primrose: Oenothera speciosus 'Rosea'
Russian Sage: Perovskia atriplicifolia
They won't arrive until Thursday (I've been tracking them like a hawk), but am already dreaming of where to put them.

Yesterday I bought a little sage plant and a pregnant onion from The Rainbow Path. The plants they were selling seemed to be extra starts the lady didn't have room for. The sage was something I would've bought sooner or later, the pregnant onion is a happy little addition to the houseplant jungle I'm working on! It's so nice to stumble upon plants and not have to go fight the masses at the nearest Lowes.

As far as actual gardening,
I planted a little more yesterday, then napped until this morning. . .Yikes!

That much sleep keeps the news fairly bland.

I spent a little time thinning some seedlings yesterday. Only about half of the starts made it. The seed mat threw me a curve, I really didn't keep up with watering them like I should have. Live and learn.

I'll end today's post with a beautiful green tribute from † mariana on flickr. She always has such interesting photos, and her words here are absolutely inspiring.

2 comments:

misti said...

I am going to do yard work as well. I'm heading to a big box store to get some veggies to plant in place of the collards I pulled up yesterday. I just saw that Etsy shop today. I'm eyeing a passionvine on another shoppers place. I'm also adding more tomato seeds to mine tonight.

Garden fever has hit!!!

Happy Earth Day to you.

jess gonacha said...

Got the buckets! Today we go a-drillin....