Gardening Update

So, I pulled all the short stuff–which nearly killed me three times. Then I cut down all the tiny trees. Then I went to Bates’ and picked up a yellow rose, six Tennessee Coneflowers, and a salvia of some sort.

The rose is in the corner, where it can just bake to its heart’s content and hopefully it will hit about three or four feet and be a big awesome circle of good-smellingness. The salvia is over by the sage and the coneflowers are interspersed between. Hopefully they’ll get enough sun in this garden to thrive. As I said, I’ve never managed happy coneflowers out back and I really love them. Hopefully trying them here will solve that. I’ve got something of a blueish theme going over there, which I hope will cause the yellow rose to really pop.

I have pictures, but I’m not sure I can raise my arms to reach the camera. Ooo, this will be unfun tomorrow.

Also, poor Butcher, you know he was hoping I’d stay home and clean the kitchen. I mean, I was kind of hoping I’d stay home and clean the kitchen, too, but we’re out of luck in that regard.

Oh, and Bates’ had wysteria–another plant I can’t figure out the right place in my yard for, but when I do? Oh, when I do I’m going to have the shit out of some of that.

6 thoughts on “Gardening Update

  1. Does anyone else out there have a problem with salvia? Not the flower but the word. All I can see is saliva.

    It’s like that Methodist Church in Green HIlls. Calvary, which I always read as Cavalry. I get images of guys on horseback galloping over the hill. Not what the communicants were hoping for, I think.

  2. Wisteria always reminds me of this guy I dated for years who habitually (though unintentionally) mispronounced a LOT of words. When I see it written these days, I hear him referring to it as “wistoria.”

  3. Do not buy wisteria – I can get you all the free wisteria you can stand if you can wait until the beginning of April.

  4. Also, if you plant wisteria, you have to prune it for the rest of your life, or it will take over the neighborhood. Slower than kudzu but just as invasive.

    I’ve seen several instances where people have planted it out in the yard by itself, and pruned it into a small shrub. Just a big ol’ pile of sweet smelling flowers and bumblebees.

  5. Hmm, I didn’t know you could kind of cause it to shrub. I was wondering about some kind of huge trellis, but I don’t want it anywhere near the house where it might tear down the dang thing.

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