Thursday, May 3, 2012

Too Many Plants

Never thought I'd say that!  So many seedlings since we had a warm winter, I will only have to plant sunflowers and vegetables.  I started making paper pots to sell seedlings in and give away to friends, but there were so many, it was just too daunting.
This is as far as I got.
Everything seems to be blooming at once.  There is so much honeysuckle the air even inside the house is strong with perfume.
The Eden rose put on a good show this year . . .
as did the Sweet Williams . . .
the lettuce . . .
and this wildflower whose name I don't know and will have to look up.
Potting up plants to go has been another daunting task.  They had to be potted before it got too hot, then will be planted in NC in the fall.
Same goes for the boxwoods, six of which are huge and in the pasture in burlap.
Could not leave my beautiful and rare Chinese Butterfly Roses, either.
It is good to have all that done, but I'm sure I will be digging up more as I walk the dogs and spy another plant I just won't leave behind.  At least I have found a use for my walking stick that Cotton made for me a few years back.  With Helga new to the pack, it's good to have something along for the walk, just in case!
She's actually been a very good dog (except still working on liking the cat), but she is best friends with the other three, so I don't use my stick often, just when Panda is in a "mood". For anyone who would like trays of plants, I have cleome, cosmos, porcelain berry vine, trumpet vine, nandina, persicaria (painter's palette) and lots of morning glory.  I also just found a spot with a whole bunch of baby foxglove for next year, so there you go, I will be potting more seedlings!  Planning for a trip to Philadelphia for my mom's birthday and going to Landsford Canal State Park in SC to kayak and see the largest colony of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies in the world.  Have been wanting to do that for some time, so it will be a while before I write again!

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