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Monday, May 26, 2008

Garden Part Tres

It's hot out today. I did probably the least amount of work of any of the days this weekend, but came in the stickiest.

The zinnias are now planted in the side garden. I also potted an Italian parsley seedling I got a couple weeks back from my mother. So, the outside garden is done.

Mainly what I did this morning was house plant maintainence. I should first note that my father sent me home last week with a cold loving orchid, so that's the most recent addition to my collection. Today, I gave some pretty careful thought about some of the other plants I have, and decide to get rid of three of them. Gone are a bromelaid that stopped blooming eons ago, a planter of three angel plants that were just looking bad, and my wandering jew.

With the wandering jew, I actually took a few cuttings and placed them in a vase in a sunny window, so I should be able to reroot those in a better pot at some point. The bromelaid pot and other pot are now home to the calla lily outside and the snake plant that burst its former home. (I'd like to see it get out of the new pot.) I also repotted my foliage begonia. It's been in the same pot for nearly five years, so I took it out, cut off some of the excess, and put it back in the same pot with fresh soil.

Everything's currently outside drying off, but by tonight, I should be able to put everything back and see if I need to move anything around. I might actually be able to get the aloe out of exile in the dining room and put it over with all the other plants in the living room.

And thus concludes my Memorial Day Gardening marathon. I'm pretty happy with the work, even if my thighs are currently a little irritated with me.

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