Archive for April, 2011

Garden volunteers

April 30th, 2011 No comments

We’re a bit late getting started with the garden this year, and the center plot has taken matters into its own hands.

Parsley bolted
This is last year’s parsley. These two plants grew like a weed and bolted very quickly. I might just let them do their thing so they’ll self-seed for next year.

The basil has also come back. This isn’t unusual – last year we had the entire center plot full of basil, even after we thinned it out and gave away plants to our friends. It was great.

The dill seems to have returned as well. We had one plant that went to seed near the end of the season, and I see at least two little dill plants coming up.

I’m not sure what else we’ll plant in there, but we’ve got the makings of some good food already, and we haven’t really done any work.

The other plots will have tomatoes, eggplant, maybe some peppers, and whatever else we decide to plant on a whim. And who knows, maybe the veggies will come up again from the previous season’s seeds. That’s what happened last year.

Have at it, Mother Nature. Make us a meal!

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April 29th, 2011 1 comment

My beloved Siberian Irises are blooming.
Siberian Iris

They occupy a place next to the oregano, very near the poor doomed rosemary bush that we had to hack back so hard this year.

I’ve just discovered that there’s an iris variety called Towanda Red Flare. I think I need to plant some of these very soon.

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April 24th, 2011 No comments

Okay, so I thought that LJ had been down for a while, what with the denial of service attacks and all. Today I was wondering aloud when it was going to be back up. My husband said, “well, I can see it just fine.” So yeah, it was just me. I picked up something on my copy of Safari that was freaking out the occasional website.

Guess I have to start updating again.

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Schoppel Wolle Ambiente

April 2nd, 2011 1 comment

Stopped by Charlotte Yarn and couldn’t resist picking up a couple of balls of Schoppel-Wolle Ambiente. I loved the crisp delineations in the spacing. A little pricey, but hey, you only live once.

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