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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Yard Sprout.


this is about as close to gardening as i get these days--taking pictures of the baby outside. grass needs mowing (darin will do that), but it's remarkably green for late august. i think we've only watered twice this summer, and that was back in june.

to make this post at least a little about gardening, i'll note that among the background greenery, you can see a pineapple (far left), russelia equisetiformis (firecracker plant, orange flowers) and tecoma stans (yellow bells, woody plant on the right). all three are plants we've propagated ourselves. the pineapple from a grocery store pineapple top; the other two from cuttings.

in addition to being cheap/free, i'll also praise these plants for how well they've stood up to the extended period of neglect. i'd be happier with the yellow bells if it weren't so tall, but that's a minor complaint that's easily remedied. (note to self: ask darin to cut back the yellow bells this winter.)

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Yay! A sprout in the sprouts!
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Posted by: Jenn | Aug 27, 2006 7:21:40 PM

My daughter grew a pineapple once. She had it for several years, hauling it outside every year and hauling it back in every autumn. It never bloomed, but kept getting wider and wider, till it was wider than the doorways and close to impossible to move back and forth. She finally gave it away.

Posted by: Kathy | Aug 28, 2006 6:18:35 AM

Thanks for the lovely post, i've read it with interest and had bookmarked this blog for future reference..keep em coming bro, and i wish you A Happy New Year !!

Posted by: kpli | Dec 30, 2007 10:22:33 PM

haha, My little sprout loves helping with the gardening, although he is more hinderance than help. I usually just give him a watering can, at least he cant eat it/chop is fingers off with it!

Posted by: Johnny Greenthumb | Mar 4, 2010 10:17:39 AM