1. Is there any good way to tell a weed from a perennial the last owners of your house may have left you or do you just have to kind of let it go and see what it becomes?
2. My amazing gardening book says that raspberries don’t have berries in the first year. But it also says that almost all nurseries sell year-old stock. So, I have no idea if I’m going to get raspberries on the raspberry I just planted this year or not. What do you think?
3. Let us also consider daffodils. As you know, the ones I got as a gift from the college professor are marvelously awesome and have worked beyond my wildest dreams. But the other ones that came up? Ugh. That has not gone so great. The one by the rose got a bunch of buds, but they never really bloomed and now the buds seem to just be drying up on the plant. The ones by the north-west side of the house have one bloom each and in all the daffodils that run down the length of the driveway? One bloom. It’s a pretty incredible looking bloom, don’t get me wrong, but one bloom.
My hypothesis is that they’re just at the point where they need to be dug up and split, given some room to breathe and grow (I especially think this because the one lone bloom by the driveway is on a daffodil that appears to be a few inches off from the main clump). But my question for you more experienced gardeners is this: when do I do that? And, once I’ve dug them up, do I immediately space them out and replant them or do I wait to replant them in the fall? This is made a little trickier by the fact that they are in with some other thing–I’m hoping lillies of some sort. So, if I wait for everything to dry out, how can I dig up the daffodils without disturbing the lillies (or whatever they end up being?
4. And have you ever seen anything so cute? I have succumbed to the toe-nibbling cuteness and I’m not even there.