Perfectly fitted and impressively uniform. Most of the sprouts are weeds, no doubt, but so far I can't tell which springforths are intentional by me -- predestinated -- and which springforths are intentional... also by predestination. Come to think of it, what's the difference, really? Every fruit and vegetable and flower seed that I plant in my garden and pops up is as predestined as every weed seed which finds its way into my garden and pops up. And so I will wait until the
Sticky, ticky, and icky. Late spring plus catastrophic global climate change plus Lopstick equals a humid burgeoning of ticks and other creepy-crawlies... and a general unease before the stability of summer. I may be in the minority on this. But as much as I love springtime (and all the seasons, really), it's the season that has me most on edge. Things have thawed and now they're starting to grow... which is great, of course. My garden and my potted plants are thriving... wit
This weekend finally pushed the temperature up to downright hot in Lopstick; and so I'm back to taking my moonlight strolls, and just in time for the Super Flower Blood Moon (which won't actually happen during my stroll, but around midnight tonight, but still it's nice to be out during the "gearing up" phase)! The natives were restless when I was out and about, they were gobbling in successive bursts in the forest. And as the weather had also been precipitous today, the cloud
One of my store-bough garlic bulbs went rogue, and so I had to peel off the skins and place them in a cup of soggy compost (homemade, of course, straight out of my backyard). And overnight they all popped out roots! I'm such a proud plant mother. I also found a couple more rogue onions in my pantry. So today, in the garden they went. My mothering instincts must be in full force; perhaps it's that time of year. My garden is already jam-packed full of seeds of varying promise..
So I finally got some mystery seeds in the mail, and can now join the ranks of my fellow American gardeners who have gotten mystery seeds in the mail and planted them. One caveat -- the seeds I got, while undoubtedly mysterious, were actually labelled. And they were not from China. They were flower seeds originating from "Boy's Town." And that's the part that's mysterious. Apparently (and I'm completely guessing on this) there is a town of boys that sends packets of flower se