Sleeeeeeeeeeeepy! I'm sleeeeepy, and I really need to be focusing more on what I need to do to get the hell out of Dodge, twice. It's fairly obvious that I function best when I'm under pressure, so I think I'll just put the packing off until the very last minute, which'll probably work for trip #1, but considering I have to celebrate GOL-DARN CHRISTMAS with the family only moments after we get back from said trip #1 (leaving zero time to do laundry), *and* having a wee bit o surgery the next day (with a lovely sea weed wrap beforehand...so don't pity me), and then leaving for 4 days of (work) camp the following day... when O when will I get time to pack for trip #2? If it weren't for this stinkin holiday that I feel obligated to "celebrate" (as if eating fattening foods and seeing family members in an identical fashion to every holiday or birthday that comes around constitutes "celebration"... how about setting something on fire, a 'la "Burning Man", or blowing something up for a change? What about setting off fireworks, or for the love of mike just singing drunken showtunes... *anything* has to be better than standing around paying homage to the Season 'o the Flabby Ass we're *really* celebrating....) I'd have plenty of time for household unpleasantries. Anyhoo, I'm sickly and crabby and need another nap. In the meantime, enjoy this public service announcement:
June 24: white asters (fleabane), delphiniums, astilbes, campanula blue clips, more echinaceas, rudbeckias starting in prairie, TONS of asclepias in prairie (where did it come from?!?) Harvested 3 gallon bags of salad greens, a pan fill of small to medium sized beets (chopped the greens for salad), sno peas. Sprinkled datura and zinnia seeds throughout gardens-- planted a blueberry bush in strawberry patch (strawberries almost done! We got about 15 # total of strawberries!)
June 16: Alaskan daisies, Jackmanii Clematis, sweet peas. Planted 3 lupines, 3 yarrow, 3 columbine, and a columbine today.
June 7: coreopsis, gaillardia, chicory, oenothera, crown vetch, one echinacea in prairie opened, tritoma (knifofia?) opening, peas are forming, rose campion starting, calla lilies fully open
June 4: pea blossoms bloomed a few days ago, peonies about done (thanks to the rain), lupines bloomed a week ago, bell flowers opened, day lilies (stella d'oro) opened
May 31: penstemon opened sometime last week, peonies opened fully today, filipendula opening, all flowers from 5/29 still blooming; seedlings planted 5/24 all sprouted
May 23: Nepeta just opening, dicendra, new anemones, lilacs are done, irises opened yesterday, yarrow, veronica (ugly!), chives. Some clematis, dianthus, heucheria (last week), thrift, geranium, flax(last week) columbine. Salad greens/baby spinach ready to harvest
May 11: Crabtrees! Dicendra, lilacs just starting, strawberries!
April 24: tulips, muscari,pulmonaria, anemones
April 15: Daffodils are coming back, and the later blooming varities are getting started Tulips are coming up, but I hope they're at least a couple weeks away Anemones are blooming (blanda bulbs and multifida Anabella plants) Scilla, arabis Alpina Snocap