Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Spring Salutations from Southern Indiana, Part II

Between the recent rains I have been able to get a few things done in my garden. Come along and see...

Along with 6 bricks and one perforated pizza pan and about 18 gallons of water, we have a dwarf giant papyrus (hey, I don't make these things up), a variegated water celery plant and a bog spiderwort. And I know that in a couple of months we will have tadpoles.

Now if you recall, I showed you this pot a month or so ago. The chives and the thyme were just awakening from their long winter's rest. I have added oregano to the pot.

I found a mix of mesclun and have potted that, along with some garlic and shallots.

I am trying something new here. As these pots must be in the full southern sun from sunrise to sunset, the plants must necessarily be hardy and drought resistant. Believe me when I tell you that even watering once a day - everyday - is not enough here.

Now admit it. You are in envy of my beautiful potting shed. I designed this myself. I even made the potting bench myself. I am so proud of me.

My white dogwood is just beginning to bloom.

And so is the pink dogwood.

And here is my latest plant, a fuchsia.

Oh, all right. This is my 'potting shed'. Unfortunately for me, the real thing is not nearly as nice. Must you be so mean?


Rosie Hawthorne said...

Being a gardener, I knew that potting shed was too good to be true.

xmaskatie said...

ooh, those greens look yummy. I can only hope the mesclun I planted looks half as good. I have success with it in the garden, but not so much in the pots, I figure it is a water issue. Do you fertilize it?

Marilyn said...

xmaskatie, I water my potted plants every day as they are in full sun all day long. The potting soil has a slow release fertilizer in it, so I likely won't fertilize any more. I also use the 'cut and come again' method of harvesting, so that I can have greens for a longer time.