Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It Just Keeps Coming

Tomorrow I should be done planting the second new garden for another new client. I really should get some baby pictures of both of them. Next week will take me back to a now fuller schedule of regular garden maintenance. Hopefully some time will appear in that schedule to continue turning the cozy cabin into a fully functioning home.

The most asked about flower on the garden tour was this red and yellow Mckana hybrid columbine. There were several requests for seed. So many I went online to find a seed source. It would be easier to buy them and give them out as gifts than to collect seeds myself with the shortage of time that is my current state of affairs.

By the time I get home I am ready to chill and manage only the most pressing chores. It probably wouldn't be too difficult to carry a small brown paper bag and a pair of clippers when I go for a stroll. I have big enough pockets in my gardener pants.

I strolled out this evening to water the roadside vegetable garden. I seeded a number of new things last week and want to keep the beds moist for the germination process. The rain of late hasn't been too generous. The warmth has been on the generous side. Maybe I should try a cantaloupe again? I have half a row left.

A really big hosta and really big Goat's Beard, Aruncus dioicus live along the stream in the sunny utility meadow. I saw them while passing by.

The rhododendron are still glowing strong. Soon their time will be over.

And the next wave of bloom on the low spot of a North Carolina mountain top will follow.


Siria said...

Hi Christopher!
Your garden is so lush and beautiful. It is amazing that just a few months ago it was still brown and barren. That columbine is lovely. I planted several different columbine last year because I loved the ones I saw at your place. Unfortunately none made it through the awful winter. I'll have to try again. Hope you find some extra time this holiday weekend to finish up some of your cozy cabin projects.

Lola said...

Hi Christopher, I like the columbine. Might try it here. You never know what will work.
I'm glad that you have the time to take a much needed stroll.
Your garden looks ever so lush.Do try the 'lopes again. I have something growing that I don't know what it is. I thought the seed was squash but it sure don't look like it. I put the seeds in my rose garden. We'll see.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That is one big handsome blue hosta.