We had thunderstorms last night. As I watched The Blacklist, thunder rumbled. This morning I went out to the patio to check on the plants I brought from the other house.
The hostas I put in one pot. Now it’s clear I’m going to have to go get soil and divide them up. They’re coming up at a fast rate and I don’t want them crowded. Plus there are different varieties in there that I want separated.
They were just tiny when I dug them up. Now look at them!
(I guess you notice the big heavy piece of driftwood. Yes, I was so lucky to be able to bring it with me. I didn’t think I was going to get to, for it is SO heavy. But Pam’s son picked it up with one hand and put it in the pickup.)
Though the plants looked a little droopy for a few days, now they’re looking pretty good. I managed to chop out some of the lemon balm from what had become a big mass in the fence garden. Wish I could have brought it all.
One of my two roses looks like it’s maybe going to bloom. I gave the one in the ground to Pam to plant at her house.
I dug up some of the cannas that were there when I moved in. They’re in a pot now. Not quite sure how I’m going to handle them. They get so tall.
These daisies were in one of the big galvanized tubs. They did not even start coming up till toward the end of last summer, and never got to the point of blooming. I was just sure the harsh winter had killed them, but here they are!
Peppermint and these little golden pennies (I think they’re called). I just dug some of these up for a new start here so it is one less thing I have to buy that I truly love to plant. Just like all the others I brought that of course many of you sent to me. I forgot to take a photo of the two tubs of irises and daylilies, for example.
I decided to bring some of the wild violets that tend to like the shade. They looked so pretty when I dug them up. Not blooming here yet.
And here is the sturdy little tree that helped guide Pam’s son in traffic by sticking up so high in her truck. A commenter said to trim it a couple of inches, so I’m going to get out there this evening after the sun has gone down and do that.
It shares a pot with this ajuga. I got a few others. Lambs Ear, for one, but it’s looking a little stunted. I can’t wait to get this place under control enough to go out and get some annuals to jazz things up.
I ordered a light-weight hose and good hose nozzle from Gardener’s Supply. So I’m waiting for that to come. The hoses I have out there I have picked up locally and they just don’t last more than a season or so. So I’m anxious to try this one from Gardener’s Supply.
Tomorrow is Java Talk. Since I’ve got moving and such on the brain, I thought we could talk about what we do individually when we move to put our own stamp on our new digs. Maybe some of you have only moved once or twice. I’ve moved a lot. And I have my own little ritual I always do to make the new place feel like home.
See ya in the morning with my cup of coffee.