Trish's blog: Spring and plants from friends

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 3:36 PM

Our driveway is impassible at the moment- there's a sea of plants for the Master Gardener Plant sale. We have to support our plant buying habits!

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Everyone in the family is involved- oldest to youngest. (Hmmm- there's one short person missing...he must be off fetching something.)

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The dianthus from lovemyhouse is blooming its little head off.

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These hyathenths and lilies from PollyK are looking nice and healthy!

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These penstemon from goldfinch1 survived the drought and are flourishing this spring!

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I bought these irises from Dee last fall- I think I ordered one of 30 different varieties. Every one of them survived and are all springing to life now. This one is the largest (Mary Fransis),

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and this one is about to bloom (Autumn Wine)

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My yarrow continues to bloom. I really need to get out there and dry the flowers....

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We're eating fresh salads of lettuce, chickweed, brocolli (although that is now starting to bolt), chard, and spinach, sugar snap peas and green onions every day out of our very productive Hugel bed.I did sucessive planting, so there is more lettuce to come before the heat hits, and the carrots and parsley will be harvested soon.

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My Semp bed is looking fab! I'm loving all of the color this spring, and watching all of the little babies sprout! I did loose 2 varieties, but not too bad considering. The two came from ValleyLynn.

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There's a flurry of activity all of the time around here as we scramble to get projects done before the heat hits. Like everyone else, I suppose, we have more projects in mind than time!  We'd never complain, though- it's everyone's favorite time of year!

 

Meanwhile, when you can catch me indoors (and not sleeping), I have aprons coming, the comfrey/mint soap is done and needs to be put in the store, and I have hand salve and "boo-boo goo" salve to finish up and put into the store. Oh, and there's that casserole cover pattern that I almost have perfected. Busy, busy!

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