Thursday, June 9, 2011

A few additions

On Tuesday the sun was out and I wanted to get a couple of extra plants put in the ground to complete the area behind the wrong way sign. I popped down to Flowercraft and got 12 Artemisias (two 6-packs of starts; one was "Powis Castle" and the other is just called "Dusty" - it's the wider leaved type we have in the front border).

These little guys love a dry spot and will fill in between the bold, architectural Agaves, Aloes and Phormium with a soft, silvery, feathery effect.

I planted them in our new area, and weeded a bit. I added kitchen scraps to the compost pile and noted that the Shirley Poppies (Papaver rhoeas) that Sophia and Jess helped me plant managed to grow a couple flowers up by the lavender hedge - shown left. It's a pity more didn't come up, but next year I expect they'll have a better chance to strut their stuff.

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