in a container. Or, at least in a couple of adjacent ones. The loves of my life are blooming, bolting, waning, and waxing. Here they are in pictures:
Lavandula pinnata (lavender)
Million Bells – what a beauty
Delicious stevia in flower (I’ve got to read what to do about that)
Tiny arugula sprouting next to the stagnant Russian red kale
Elderberry flowers on the wane
Gorgeous plant, no?
Lilac (syringa vulgaris) suckers
Fruiting passion flower
Lettuce, I guess, bolting
What to do? I guess I will check Garden Web.
Everything is finally potted except the elderberry and passion flower (I finally gave in and dropped some dollars on planters at Jamali Garden on 28th St – though, if I’m giving shout outs, I should also mention Kmart‘s garden center for clay pots, Miracle Gro (for the ornamentals, not the edibles), and the late hours). I didn’t water after potting today as I figured the rain would take care of the job. This is what some, in the garden forums, seem to refer to as xerogardening or xeriscaping – though the wiki page explains that that’s not actually what xerogardening is. Instead, xerogardening is planting with species that reduce the need for supplemental watering. And I have definitely not done that. Except, possibly, with the succulents – pictured there w/ Mexican grass, day lilies, and a different type of lavender (Provence) in the finally completed pallet wall.