Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Miscellaneous we have signs of life from the bare-root plants from Spring Hill....
...and even the Michigan Bulb stuff is making progress (except for those poor 'Golden Marguerite' daisies).And what's this? More stuff coming up in my "winter-sowing" pots-awesome! This is 'winged monkey flower'...I need to do some thinning!
Uh-oh! Looks like we got us a full-blown algae bloom going in this left water garden tub! I'd better skim it out and add some barley extract pronto! (Suppose it has anything to do with the fertilizer tablets I put in 3 of the plant pots on this side? D'oh!! ;)Rain, rain, come and stay...we could use more precip! In the meantime, out goes the sprinkler...I like to put down this tuna can to measure the amount...even when I hand-water, because I want to be sure I'm doing enough good!


Bob said...

I look forward to seeing the lupines in bloom. Are the russel hybrids or gallery?

Bob :)

Blackswamp_Girl said...

All I can think of after reading your post is this:

"Winged Monkey Flower? I TOTALLY need to grow anything called Winged Monkey Flower in my yard! Even if it's not a cute little mimulus."


lisa said...

Bob-It's 'The Chaterlain', pink Russell hybrid (I believe)...I'm looking forward to seeing them too! Right now, I just have the "wild" lupines that I "rescued" from a ditch along the highway in the Michigan U.P., purples and whites. They grow so well for me, I figured it's time to buy some!

Kim-Yea, I love the name "Monkey Flower"...and based on Hank's post about "hot monkey love on the kitchen floor", then maybe he should grow some, too! ;)

Blackswamp_Girl said...

LOL Lisa! He definitely should! (Hank, are you reading this?!)