Spring Planting

May 12, 2013

I planted a lot of vegetables in the last two weeks.  They seem to be settling in and seeds are sprouting.  I also put in a few more perennials.

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Dianthus – Fire Star Maiden Pink.  I planned to put this along the east fence, but when I got it home it looked like a nice combination with the crabapple blossoms, in case they bloom at the same time.

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Here is the east fence where I was going to plant the dianthus.  I am trying to avoid having to put in annuals every year.  These golden jubilee agastache came back from last year.  I just added two salvia behind them.  I requested and thought I bought salvia caradonna, but when I got home the tags in the pots said marcus meadow sage – salvia.  No worries, I will enjoy what is planted.

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I also planted some Rose Finn Apple seed potatoes.  A month ago I planted red potatoes and they are growing well.

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The tatsoi I planted last week looks great.  It is an Asian green in the mustard family.

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We put our kitchen scraps into our lasagna mulch and today I noticed these greens growing.  They look a little like beans, but we don’t usually put beans in our kitchen scraps.  I guess I will let it grow and see what it becomes….  Of course it could just be weeds.

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Common Sage.  The leaves are so beautiful and useful and now the flowers buds are getting ready to open.

Activities this week:  I dug up some plants from my garden and brought them to Justin, who is getting going on his garden after completing construction on his house.  I must have brought him over 20 plants and it was fun to see part of the garden starting to take shape.  This was my first experience at garden consulting.

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12 Responses to “Spring Planting”

  1. swk said

    a well loved garden. very nice

  2. gavmomof2 said

    I too love perennials! I’m excited to see what pops up in your garden next 🙂

  3. Jae Daniel said

    Melon or Cucumber seeds sprouting in the mulch? Maybe Squash? From the picture, the leaves have that look. Whatever it is, I bet it’s delicious.

  4. Nice, I need to clear my little garden patch – the mint has taken over!

  5. Donna Hirsch said

    Your seedlings might be from sunflower seeds the squirrels planted for you. I had a lot of clumps of that last year – even in houseplants that I brought outside.

    • Those squirrels! That is funny that you had them in your houseplants. They planted peanuts in my yard last year! I planted my own sunflower seeds this year, which are starting to sprout!

  6. Tatsoi is just plain fun to say in my best Japanese accent.

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