Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Trying to stay excited
All seems in a strange state of limbo these days, though not literally. Every morning when I leave the house I see considerable progress among the lilies, hostas, other perennials, and, of course, the spring bulbs. Even the pond is on.
But—unlike many other gardeners whose blogs I read—I can’t spend too much time outside fussing with the plants. I have a job. I did manage to start fertilizing the roses last weekend, and attended to more clean-up. But mostly I’m saying hello/goodbye to the plants as I come in and out from work, and if it’s cold, as it has been, then I seldom linger.
However, I am trying to pay attention to the species tulips as they appear. Sadly, they don’t stay in bloom for long, but that’s ok, as neither does their foliage. I acceot them as short-blooming ephemerals. My favorite are the gray/purple/yellow humulis (above). The clusianas have been coming in.
The tardas came and went.
And I look forward to the freakish acuminatas.