Circle of life…

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)

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Million Bells – what a beauty

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Delicious stevia in flower (I’ve got to read what to do about that)

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Tiny arugula sprouting next to the stagnant Russian red kale

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Elderberry flowers on the wane

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Gorgeous plant, no?

Lilac (syringa vulgaris) suckers

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Fruiting passion flower

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Lettuce, I guess, bolting

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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.

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