Saturday, March 11, 2006

Planted March 11

What a gorgeous day--and it promises to be warm all week as well. I stopped at Johnson's to add to the primroses I planted last week. Put some Japanese-style primrose near the bench, as well as some more in a plot and some tiger-striped violas with an intense smell. Also planted a peachy nemesia and some sort of edging daisy. Pansies and violas are blooming, there are more eranthis' up by the pump, and daffodils and hyacinth are about to bloom all over the garden.
While I was waiting for the bus, an elderly gentleman admired my plants and we started talking about how wonderful it is to get your hands into the ground. I told him R says I always come home with a blissful expression from digging in the soil. Primrose

We agreed that plants teach us to have generous hearts and to have faith and hope. A plant will fail to thrive and then after it gets moved someplace else will perk up and take off. And most plants are happiest when you take off chunks from time to time and spread the gifts around.

In fact, this garden is pretty badly in need of dividing and thinning, I think. I pulled a clump of tradescantia and left it in a container for anyone who wants it, but the iris and day lily needs thinning the most. That will probably need to wait till after blooming.


More planting planned tomorrow, everyone is coming by and pulling the covers off the flower beds to see what is peeking up.
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At 5:59 PM, March 22, 2006, Blogger WashingtonGardener said...

Beautiful and may your primroses continue to thrive and spread for years to come!

At 10:48 AM, March 24, 2006, Blogger Takoma Gardener said...

Hi. I just discovered you, thanks to Washington Gardener. Great blog!! I'll add it to the Takoma Hort Club's new site,, which compiles gardening and environmental info for the D.C. area. Come visit us there and tell us what we've left off, too. Like one of the garden centers linked on your site.
Oh, and do you need any help? I'm in D.C. Master Gardener training and we all need places to help with gardens in the city, so let us know if you need volunteers? Susan


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