Thursday, May 18, 2006
Billy has been hard at work in the front yard, digging up grass to make more garden, planting purple coneflowers, ferns and hostas, and tending to everything daily with vigor. (It makes such a difference when you're working in your own garden, doesn't it?) You may remember that there was a formidable row of boxwood living in this space before we bought the house. Last night Billy planted dahlias (thanks, Mom!) so we'll have some cutting flowers this summer. Last summer we took some Russian Sage clippings on a walk around our old neighborhood. What I meant to say is that we cut some Russian Sage clippings during a walk around our neighborhood. Ha. Since they're very easy to propagate, we have several young plants growing in our community garden that we're going to put in the new garden space above. We'll also plant a little rosemary plant (also propagated), and perhaps find homes for some of the plants that we brought from our old apartment. (Deciduous clematis, a pink, jonquils, a norfolk pine, etc.) We've enjoyed the white lilacs and bearded purple and yellow iris in the back yard, bringing the blooms inside to decorate our kitchen windowsill. More flowers, I say!