Thursday, April 23, 2009

OK, so more stuff today

Tonight I went to see Kepa who had a Meyer lemon (Citrus × meyeri) and a kumquat (Fortunella margarita or F. crassifolia?) for me. Trees! Edible! Aaack! Totally not Caltrans-sanctioned plants! However, these are very small (dwarf types, in fact) and not actually producing anything. So for the meantime, they are sneaking in. But the minute they produce anything resembling height or edibility - zzzzzzzip! They're gone! *wink*

I have turned down a number of *actual* trees for the garden (buckeyes, redwoods) so this is tricky for me. I'm keeping an eye on these little guys! Also, as soon as I'd agreed to take them Emma emailed offering a kumquat and a redwood... but I need to see how kumquat #1 is going to behave. Being firm here.

I also planted four Agapanthus "Tinkerbell", one Salvia mellifera (Black Sage) and a mysterious Crassula ovata (Jade Plant) that was left in the garden a couple days ago. I watered everything until it was dark. Good to go for another week.

Denise had dropped off some large chunks of cactus for me too - total xmas in April here! I got a quick look before it got too dark and they seem massive, so I'll be bringing in the house to root up. *rubs hands with glee*

Finally, Matt came home and we nipped over to Oakland to pick up a vast quantity of Dietes bicolor (Yellow Wild Iris, Peacock Flower, Butterfly Iris) from Deborah as well as a lovely climbing rose called "Handel" which Kepa has agreed to love since I have nowhere for it to climb.

Thanks Kepa, Denise and Deborah!

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