The chrysanthemum I recently planted was too close to it- so I dug and moved that one forward six inches too. Pricked out of the garden root bed a lot of borage seedlings, and moved them into this area. There's quite a few nicotiana sprouting- it looks like they're regrowing from the base of last year's stems, but could be seed just fell so close.
31 March 2021
Dug up and moved some salvia from around the newly-cut-down tree stump to further back behind the hydrangeas, as now I expect they will get too much sun. Then dug and moved most of the turtlehead- which are just sprouting- from around the old stump by the garden to flank the new stump instead.
My camellia is blooming!
I wondered if the heartleaf brunnera I moved would do okay- as I kinda forced them into the holes which weren't dug quite deep enough. But they look fine.
Nice to see that the sweet woodruff perked up without any care from me at all- I haven't even watered it since patting onto the ground.
30 March 2021
out the lettuces at the very end of the day- it's supposed to rain tomorrow morning. Quite a disparity in sizes- I think the lettuces don't like their roots getting crammed in the paper pots, but also some were started earlier than others.
Sowed in trays indoors: amaranth calaloo, three kinds of basil, fenugreek, mexican tarragon, benne (sesame), four kinds of peppers, sunberry, summer savory, thyme, zebrina (hollyhock mallow) and more nasturtiums.
29 March 2021
faster than I can, these days- my recent trays all sprouted- there's only one of the salad burnet came up but that will be plenty for me
Cardinal climber delight me with their double-lobed triangular appearance. I have a new trellis to grow them on! (Not the one pictured before- my husband bought me a new, taller, sturdier one)
I noticed when the leaves first unfolded they were rather yellowish and I thought looked sickly- but they soon greened up fine
I have plenty more plants large enough to go in the ground but waiting for milder night temperatures and an overcast day. Forsythia has bloomed- bright and bold this year in the far corner of the yard- so time to plant out the lettuces soon as I'm able.
and then onward to start more seeds!
25 March 2021
New green on both clematis- the one that flowers pink
New plants! I bought a few from a fellow gardener who was dividing clumps- some old-fashioned chrysanthemums, which I put by the tree that's no longer there. Realized when I was done it's right where one of my hostas grows. (I didn't run into the hosta with the trowel). No matter- these hostas will have to be moved anyway once they show above ground.
and this groundcover called sweet woodruff. Looked at photos and I wonder if it's related to the sweet alyssum. She said to plant just lay pieces on the ground where you want it and toss good soil over, it will root. That sounds suspiciously easy to me- as in it could be an aggressive spreader. Looked more up- seems like it can become invasive in a sunny area, growing in shade tends to stay put. Which is where I've placed it.
I found a bit of the lady's mantle peeking out of the mulch- tiny leaves no bigger than the ball of my thumb. And I thought it was dead! Also nearby a few seedlings I think (hopefully) are from the stinkin' hellebore.
Last of all- in the house- a few new trays of seedlings sprouted. Tithonia
and cardinal climber looks like they're all coming up.
24 March 2021
All my hardiest greens- here they are ready on the bench
and planted out- I have a row of tokyo bekana across the middle
tatsoi around the edges
Collards are yellow cabbage, even star land race and alabama blue:
after planting stuff, to see what else was growing- no sign of the black and blue salvia yet, but I did find the yellow japanese ones sprouting
More sedums are coming up, thicker
I'm very glad to see the lemon balm!
I did find the heartleaf brunnera starting to emerge, so I pushed back the mulch, dug them up and moved to the front bed. One was large enough I divided it. Now there are three.
Rhubarb unfolding its crinkled leaves
Borage I stuck in a pot still doing fine, in spite of a few holes
Took down the makeshift row cover. Ate some of the overwintered tokyo bekana, and left the three best ones to make seed. They're definitely bolting.