Planning and Watching the Garden in June

Unknown Cistus from the neighborhood.
Finally started walking around the neighborhood again. I cannot say enough about how badly chronic back injuries need to be moved. It is amazing how intensely my back can hurt and yet a nice long walk can make it all go away.
Still waiting for the Dracunculus vulgaris to open.

Right now I’d love to show more of my garden but it’s a bit messy yet. Right after this post is posted I will go back out there to weed, trim, and plant away. Finally, I hope to list some more plants on CL too.

Fuchsia procumbens ‘Variegata’.

Still been busy indoors with “life responsibilities” so it is so great to go outside to see little blooms here and there.

Alpine strawberry, (Fragaria vesca.)

Often I stop to munch on things as I walk by since they truly are so tasty. For instance, I am such a lover of alpine strawberries.

The front porch flowerbed.

I think that it’s time for me to begin giving real tours of my actual garden. Next time we’ll be starting with this bed. I show it here a lot since it usually looks ok. I will rearrange it and post pictures after this weekend. Finally, I will be blogging again about playing with some plants.

First bloom of the year on my Begonia boliviensis.
I am really looking forward to talking more about the plants I’ve grown from seed too. This Begonia is a good example of that!

It’s been fun playing with my photos recently too. I do love photography. In addition to reading books about gardening and plants again, I’ve been thinking a lot about photography.

La vita è bella!

4 thoughts on “Planning and Watching the Garden in June

  1. Wow! You grew a Begonia boliviensis from seed? How cool is that? I LOVE your front porch, with those matching terra cotta pots all lined up, and the Pan figure, and the bed underneath. Looks very peaceful. I'm looking forward to more posts about gardening that feature your own garden.


  2. Thank you Alison. I will do the best I can to get this place up and running again. It really is like digging out from underneath a pile of debris. The newness of it all is kind of thrilling though and I look forward to posting new posts about my dearest plants. Right now I am also just focussing on one little area at a time. I hope to give them all fun names finally. Long ago I wanted to name this place but I think it needed to grow a bit and so did I. Will be great fun to name it now. We both deserve that silly pleasure!


  3. We should always indulge in silly pleasures whenever we can: so what will the wordsmith come up with, I wonder.
    I am in awe of your success with seeds. I'd like to pass along the leftovers of some that were complete flops for me. If that appeals to you, email me your address and I will pop them in the mail.


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