The weather wasn't perfect this weekend, by any stretch...but it wasn't stormy and the rain wasn't torrential. There were a few little downpours and a few sprinkly bouts. Otherwise, it was lovely.
After the Lowes debacle, in which they tried to charge us $16 and change for 2 little coleus and a caladium, we went to our local nursery, Neumeier's. They've been there for 40 years, and they do a lot of their things from seed. It's such a great place-- people are great, the plants are great, and they know anything you need to know. And I had a gift card.
We got hearty oregano and chives; a small patio tomato; 4 small jalapenos; 12 tall coleus; 2 small caladiums; and a persian shield all for the grand total of $18. I love them.
So we transplanted our currently suffering large patio tomato, the new small one, and a couple of peppers into a large container with a good helping of compost, and we potted the chives and oregano separately:
We also have some basil and a few strawberries; the basil has been pretty well stripped for pesto Thursday night...
I dug up a bunch of the cannas, so the containers get good sun, and saved them for Adam's grandmother who wants some red lilies to mix in with her yellow ones:
For the pretty stuff, we put together two planters of a mix of coleus and caladiums for the porch, as well as a solo planter of persian shield:
Our hostas continue to grow, and the one plant that I didn't split is blooming:
The four o'clock seeds I planted are coming up, as are the cuttings I stuck in the ground...
I'd say everything's coming up roses.
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