Saturday, June 29, 2002
Coriander, Oregano, Winter Savory &
Coriander, Oregano, Winter Savory & Thyme. seedlings are going gang-busters.
Thursday, June 27, 2002
More Figs ! yesterday darin
More Figs ! yesterday darin and i got a dozen or so figs from the tree. we ate several and put the rest in the fridge to eat with vanilla ice cream.
our main competition seems to be birds, rather than squirrels. i'm sure the squirrels would like to eat figs, but over the last few months the rodents have learned that we let our dogs (greyhounds) out at odd times. and the dogs love nothing better than going after squirrels. the dogs have not yet actually caught a squirrel, but they've come darn close.
Wednesday, June 26, 2002
Wasting No Thyme. (apologies for
Wasting No Thyme. (apologies for the bad pun.) the thyme that i sowed sunday evening is alreadying showing signs of life.
Sunday, June 23, 2002
Seeds, Take 2. just for
Seeds, Take 2. just for kicks, and to see what happens, i've put another batch of seeds in trays. i had oodles of seeds left over from this spring's failed attempt - some of these i didn't even try earlier. still have a fair number of seeds left.
- coriander (cilantro)
- lavender (lavandula angustifolia)
- greek oregano (origanum vulgare)
- winter savory (satureja montana)
- common thyme (thymus vulgaris)
- black-eyed susan "irish eyes" (rudbeckia hirta)
- "raspberry" lantana
- "radiation" lantana
- ?? lantana (no tag)
- "new look red" penta
- "red variegated" penta
- "new look pink" penta
All in the Family.
firebush belongs to the same family - rubiaceae - as ixora, gardenia and pentas, three more of my plantings. the link also provides some interesting background on the firebush and notes that "...it will freeze and die most years north of Interstate 10." we're about three miles north of i-10.
Mexican Firebush (Hamelia patens)? maybe
Mexican Firebush (Hamelia patens)? maybe this is what darin bought last fall and put in the front bed. i thought we lost them in the freezes because all the foliage died, but they came back from the roots after all. when (if) they bloom i'll have a more positive i.d. (or not).
Purple Heart / Purple Queen
Purple Heart / Purple Queen (Tradescantia pallida). at last, i've identified the purple stuff growing under the oak in the front yard. spotted it while shopping this afternoon.
Saturday, June 22, 2002
Playing with the Template. too
Playing with the Template. too hot outside, so i'm playing with the blog template. please excuse the mess.
Lantana Cuttings. i decided that
Lantana Cuttings. i decided that the lantana needed some trimming to make them grow bushier, so now i have half a dozen or so additional cuttings to root.