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Archive for April 3rd, 2009

Christmas in April

I received money at Christmas time which the donors specified should be used to improve the gardens.  Being a properly dutiful gift recipient, I managed to refrain from using that money to pay bills, even though our finances were rather tight due to our tenant’s financial difficulties.   

In due course, Jim and I decided to put in blueberries, and some of the Christmas money got spent on that.   Then I made an order of grasses for the stroll garden Ornamental Grass Patch, and the box arrived yesterday.

I really had to control myself while I was making the order.   My garden plan required several plants that are not readily available around here, and in order to make the sort of look I wanted, I needed more than one of several of the varieties.    However, financial considerations dictated that I not order all the copies of plants, but instead I got one of each variety I desired.

Well, when the package arrived I was very pleased to note that several of the little babies they sent me were not just seedlings, but rather clumps of grass, with excellent root systems.   So, I sat there and made several from one, and planted the grassy area.    

This is now it looks now.

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Not very prepossessing yet, but it will grow.   Not all the grass you see there came from the box.   I have several spots on the place where I already had established grass plants, so some of what you see above got transplanted from other areas.    I’m really looking forward to how it will be in a couple of years.

And, the bleeding heart has decided to bloom.   

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Apparently, the snow the other day didn’t hurt it any.   

I’m off to transplant the broccoli and cauliflower plants I started earlier into the garden.

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