May. 14th, 2016

lblanchard: (swannfountain)
The changeover in the back garden is largely complete. I planted out my herbs -- basil, thyme, sage. The parsley went out a week or so ago and is starting to take hold. Many of my overwintered coleus are unlovely as the result of growing toward the grow lights. I have taken a few new cuttings and will see how they do.

I bought a plant! The Acme has labeled it a mini regal. We'll see how I do with it. My overwintered zonals are sadly leggy but I'll keep them and see if they get bushy.


Next I will rain death on the aphids on the Rose of Sharon in the tree pit out front. (Edit: No, I won't. I bought spray and not systemic drench and it was windy. A new jug o' poison has been ordered. FYI, I only use poison on the (nonblooming) RoS and the (nonblooming) hippeastrums and am careful about not contaminating anybody else. )

Hippeastrum update, 5/13: One of the 2006-2 x striatum seeds has germinated. There may be hope for the rest, and [livejournal.com profile] pondhopper may get her seeds, after all.

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