Might as well get in one more garden post before the end of the year, right? I suppose I could get four more garden posts in before the end of the year, but what's the point? There's not going to be any changes in the next few days.
I thought this artichoke died, but I guess some little bit of it survived and now it's growing back. I'm going to leave it even though it's in an inconvenient place now.
I have yet to harvest a single artichoke to eat even though I've been growing the plants for years now. All kinds of different things seem to go wrong with the plants before they ever flower. Well, now I have two artichoke plants. If just one paid off, that would be great.
This is Centradenia floribunda. If it doesn't get too tall, I thought it might be nice with artichoke. We shall see.
We got 0.5" of rain last night. Today I supplemented that with 40 gallons from one of the rain barrels. There's stuff coming up everywhere and I'm not feeling any urge to edit. I'm going to let all these plants fight it out.
I'm letting this walking onion come up right where the bulbils landed last year.
I'm growing Geranium maderense again. It seems to be on schedule for a spring bloom.
I have some small biennial foxglove seedlings ready to be planted out. Do you think it might already be too late to plant them out for a 2010 bloom?
The oak half-barrels are starting to grow this orange fungus. I wonder how much longer they'll last.
Cherry and apple buds are swelling. I plan to cover them all with bird netting before the flowers emerge in spring. I think the birds will eat the flowers if they can.
I also want to clean up the container clutter before spring. I'm sick of looking at it, but I don't have any plans yet.
I have some cool plants in those pots. If I can't come up with a place to put them, I can't bear to get rid of them. That makes me a hoarder. This is a cutting from 'Grandmother's Hat'. There must be a place for it.
The big pots are fine; it's all the small pots that bug. Cussonia paniculata can stay in it's very large pot.
I hope Phormium 'Black Adder' makes it through the winter. It's not getting much sun right now. But if it can just hang on until February, I'm sure it will be much sunnier for it then.
Senecio cristobalensis is becoming more interesting from the house than it is in the garden. My aunt visiting for Christmas asked what the lily pads are. She meant this plant.
I have a few more pictures, but nothing to say about them. So here they here for your silent contemplation.