9/22/2007

Some garden notes.

A light rain fell yesterday and today! California's second spring.

The bamboo shoots grow so fast. I wish I could remember which species we bought. I know the genus name for one was Bambusa, but I'm not sure if that's the tall one or the short one. Oh, well.

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A few more Cosmos getting in under the wire.

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Morning glory seeds coming up everywhere. Yikes!

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Carrots and radishes too. I'd really like it if the carrots self-sowed in the garden.

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One tomato plant is still producing.

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The runner beans not so much.

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In bud:

Delphinium.

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Keckiella cordifolia.

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It's a small plant now--there it is under the yarrow.

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Epilobium canum. Cuttings from my guru's garden.

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No more flowers on the snowberry...

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But big berries.

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New leaves budding out on Arctostaphylos pajaroensis 'Lester Rountree'.

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Behind/underneath, Eriogonum grande var. rubescens. New plants. I'm hoping for bigger, pinker, fluffier flower heads next year.

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Madia elegans not even close to slowing down. You can see it back there.

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Something's eating the Fuchsia. No biggee.

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I really love this mimulus.

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I think we still have a few weeks of hot coming up, so too early to plant most of the bulbs. But I planted the quamash.

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I took a cue from the last issue of Fine Gardening and bought a bulb auger. So much better than digging them in with a trowel.

Look at this freak-o bulb.

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It's Fritillaria biflora. Most native bulbs don't want any summer water, so I'll wait a few more weeks to plant the rest. This batch came from Telos. I bought one Fritillaria, they sent me two. I bought three Camassia, they sent me four. Nice people!

I potted up some cineraria volunteers I found in the garden. Maybe I'll plant these in S's garden.

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And I dug up my little clump of Sisyrinchium californicum and divided it.

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I guess that little white spot on the right is scale.

2 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

Aah, the second spring has arrived in CA too. I like that yellow and green striped yucca in the second photo. What type is that?

lisa said...

You have a plant named Lester? That's too damn funny...but I'm not sure why. Your madia is mad with blooms! Hahahaha....uh, pardon me. Anyhow, I like what you have going on there.