fresh boxes

June 24, 2012

A few boxes have got refreshed with some new plantings this week.

The fourth succulent box finally got sorted out. I took some of the ice plant out of one box (bottom right) and put it in the fourth (bottom left).

Then I got four new succulents and put them in the two bottom boxes.

 

dragon’s blood sedum

cobweb hens and chicks

sweet and sour sedum

sedum albus laconicum

Here are my annual flower boxes with new little annuals in them.

 

Plus I decided to try out this big grow bag I’ve had sitting around. I put my basil seedlings in it.

That’s the pagoda bush in the blue pot on the left. In the Ikea wastepaper basket pots on the right we have a wild growing tomato plant and some more basil seedlings. Behind the fence are the regular tomato plants.

in bloom

April 22, 2012

Sunday tour of stuff in bloom, before the nor’easter gets here.

First, there seems to be a lot of aquilegia around, even though I only remember planting one. I think it’s origami mix, blue and white, though there are so many types of aquilegia, it’s hard to tell.

This is some wild that appeared by the fence. It looks like black barlow?:

What’s more, this seems to have seeded from somewhere:

And since it’s kind of smothering the English violas, I might pull it out.

There is the blue phlox I was talking about before, going gangbusters:

Some blanket flowers are already starting:

The lilac bush is opening!

The pagoda bush is in bloom for the first time.

Its little blossoms:

Finally, the knockout roses seem to be thriving after heavy pruning this winter: