Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Monday Yardening

Today is warm, gray, and breezy.

Round One, I planted two red-flowered strawberries beside the barrel garden.  I planted a Russian sage in the prairie garden. 

EDIT 5/27/19: Round Two, today's main focus will be on planting herbs.  I put 2 Thai basil, 2 sweet basil, and 1 pineapple mint in a big square pot; a variegated marjoram in an empty space in another pot; and 2 curly parsley and 2 flat parsley in another big square pot.

There are maple seedlings all the fuck over the place.  In the lawn.  In the pots.  In piles of dead leaves.  It's been so nice and wet that the seeds have plenty of water and the soil is soft, easy to penetrate.  I've been pulling them out by the handful and they just ... keep ...coming. O_O

EDIT 5/27/19: Round Three, I planted 2 cilantro, a dill, and a bronze fennel in a big square pot.  I also put 2 chives in the septic garden.

EDIT 5/27/19: Round Four, I planted chamomile and French Tarragon in the strip garden, sage and chocolate mint in the cistern garden, heuchera and hosta in the forest garden.

I have 5 herbs left to plant, but those will go in the big trough and I don't think I have enough potting soil to fill it.  :/  

Today I managed to empty one flat of herbs and most of the other. That leaves two flats of flowers and the 5 herbs.

EDIT 5/27/19: Round Five, I planted morning glories and moonflower around the support wire for the telephone pole.  I also watered the newly planted things and a few others.  As it is now dark, I am done for the night.
Tags: gardening, illinois, nature, personal
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