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The better-late-than-never garden

snaily.JPG This guy is so speedy compared to my progress in the garden this year.





There are still a ton of plants in pots, and now it's time to panic because a week's vacation is upon us. plants%20in%20pots.JPG 

Somewhere in there, waiting for a "forever home," are a blueberry bush, some bamboo, and a Fragrant Cloud rose, among others. Oh, and a lacecap hydrangea. All exemplars of my Garden Consumer Philosophy: Buy only the freshest, healthiest plant stock. Then take it home and kill it.
herb%20boxes.JPGWith excellent help from Child, I was able to get my parsley and dill seedlings into window boxes. I have never managed to fulfill my fantasy of an herbal container garden just waiting for that Martha Stewarty dinner-time snippage.


We managed to clear a weedy patch near the back door and get in two different tomato plants (the "Patio" one bred for containers was still thriving, veg%20patch.JPGthe "heirloom French" one was presque mort), plus a Japanese eggplant and a bunch of Thai peppers.

garden%20ls.JPGThe raspberries and ferns have gone beserk again, marching forward in dense clumps. But the overall effect is still soothing; the Child described it as "wild but cozy."









And the catmint has survived its yearly steamrolling by the neighborhood cats; cabbage%20white.JPGa cabbage white seemed pleased. I wonder how much everything will grow while I'm away? 






Posted on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 01:19AM by Registered CommenterBrenda from Brooklyn | Comments2 Comments

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<B>"Buy only the freshest, healthiest plant stock. Then take it home and kill it."</B>

Ah yes. You are not alone.
July 12, 2008 at 09:36PM | Unregistered CommenterJenn
Great post. Yes, the gardening chores are hard to fit in, but I believe in survival of the fittest when it comes to plants.
July 20, 2008 at 06:08PM | Unregistered CommenterAllison

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