I can't wait to see what kind of Google hits I get from that title. I've been a bad girl. I can't seem to stop buying herb plants. In my defense, I needed an oregano plant. When I pulled out my oregano plant to repot it I got a nasty surprise. A colony of ants had moved in. I don't know if the plant was salvageable, but I really didn't care to find out. Off to the bastard garden it went. It's not my fault that I came home with both golden and hot & spicy oregano plants and I have no idea why I decided to buy a lemon basil plant, except that it smelled so good!
If you've ever driven down I-95 through Branford, CT then you've passed Vaiuso Farms. In the old days when 95 was a toll road in CT, there was a toll booth just west of Vaiuso. I used to ride into New Haven every day with my parents and I spent a lot of time staring at their greenhouses and fields. I always wondered what went on there. Turns out they are open to the public, though not the way that North Guilford Nurseries is since their greenhouses are for employees only. Their plants are lovely and inexpensive and they have a great selection -- I finally found pentas:
So that's it for me. No more shopping for plants (unless something dies on me). After tomorrow I will have everything planted and I'll be able to relax and enjoy the garden. Like the planter table that's so pretty right now:
I did plant the morning glories much too early. The second round of seeds that I planted on the 18th are already popping up (3 to date). The one surviving seedling is developing true leaves and the one not-so-surviving seedling (at 12 o'clock) looks like it's trying to develop a true leaf too, but I have my doubts:
It kind of looks like I'm torturing the sweet peas, but I've been mulling over how to get them to grow up the trellis. I've come up with a solution and I will show an after photo once I've completed the project:
I divided my chive clump and gave half to my friend Mary in the green container below. She returned the container with a dahlia root and gave me 3 more clay pots complete with dahlia roots. I'll move them into some plastic pots I have (the clay pots just dry out too quickly for my half-assed watering habits):
The first bean sprout is a Royal Purple bush bean:
I can't believe we have an eggplant flower already:
This is an unidentified (as yet) flower in the wildflower patch:
Pretty, but throw some afternoon light on that sucker and wow!
I'm really enjoying my new container on the shady side of the house:
Tomorrow I will get all the plant-related items on the to do list finished up. I can't wait to spend the day in the garden!