Posts Tagged ‘ perennial ’

From old garden to new garden

An old neighbor let me into the old yard to thin out some plants I had stuck there a few years ago. He helped me dig them up, too, which was key with the lillies. Those suckers took root since I left which is silly because they wouldn’t grow for me.

perennials recouped

recovered perennials

Tiger lillies, recouped from the side of the road, in bags.

recovered lillies stuck in a tricky spot

Ginger-something bought at a yard sale where the homeowner got out a shovel and dug up a clump for me.

recovered perennials

Mostly in the ground now, in a bright shady spot.

shady garden

In the new yard, I found this guy popped up on his own. What is he?

sprang up on its own: what is it?

Tiny purple peeks of spring

In the backyard.

yard purples

Hyacinths?

purple

Some kind of violet?

The return of the lettuce

All by itself, it popped up in the box where it grew last summer, like nothing happened.

lettuces returned

I shucked off the dead leaves and there it was!

My plants arrived!

Figures my plant order arrives the coldest week of spring so far… One’s a bulb that’s living in the crisper another minute, as recommended. But the perennial grasses and salvia plumosa are little plants…

Here’s what the purple love grass should look like come summer…

Delightful! So far, though, it looks like this.

purple love grass, march

I think the nursery sent it too early. I clearly don’t want to kill it. It’s supposed to be in the 30s all week still. At least the Japanese ghost ferns are still en route.

What to do?

Welcome back, friends

Hey! Where’d you come from?

cheeky chives

Next time, tell your buddies to come too?

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