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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Garden Notes

My favorite bulbs - grape hyacinths (muscari) - are out. I even have a white one this year, though of course, I can't get it to photograph correctly. I'll have to try again if it manages to survive the next couple days of rainy weather.

I have no idea why I love these guys so much, but I lust after all the interesting varieties I see in catalogs. I tried doing them in containers one year, but they didn't work out very well, so I'm stuck planting them in my hypothetical garden beds for the hypothetical house I'll buy some day.

This weekend, I began my grand gardening experiment for the year - vegetables! The planter on the right has mesclun mix, and the planter on the left has a radish mix, both of which I bought from the Cook's Garden. I can't wait to see how they turn out. I figured containers were small scale enough I wouldn't be terribly disappointed if nothing comes of them.

My other fun gardening task this weekend was repotting my extremely potbound peace lily. The poor thing had gotten to the point where it was wilting in less than a week after I'd watered it. Getting it out of the pot showed why. I didn't even have to try very hard to get it out. It was all root.

It's happily resettled into two different pots, and seems much happier now.

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