Thursday, June 09, 2011

I bought some flowers today. Thomas and I planted them. He was very helpful- he wanted to use a spade and make holes in the ground like Mommy, and find nice weeds to throw in.

I have decided that my very favourite plants are the variety "Very Hardy Easy-to-Grow Perennials". I like flowers that are pretty and come back every year without me having to do anything. I think we got pinks, some kind of bleeding-heart, and something that looks sort of spiky. I'd like climbing vetch, but I haven't found any yet.

Really tired. Bed.


Isabelle said...

Pinks are great. We have a patch of them that is in a fight-to-the-death with our lawn for ownership of one of the few sunny spots in our yard. I love that out-of-control riot of bright hot pink when they flower.

BTW, I have assloads of hardy perennials in my garden that need to be divided, and I'm happy to give you some bits (if they can survive years of neglect by the previous owners, they can survive ANYTHING). We have various colours of irises, some hens and chicks, creeping jenny (the bright chartreuse kind), day lilies and honeysuckle. Any or all are yours for the taking.

lissla lissar said...

Oooh! Oooh! Daylilies! Honeysuckle! Any of the above but especially those! If they can survive intense neglect they can survive ME. Thank you!

Isabelle said...

Done! I shall parcel out some lilies and honeysuckle for you next time I'm puttering in the garden, and possibly a few bits of whatever else looks pretty and hardy and in need of dividing.

Did you want some raspberries, also? It just occurred to me that we can spare a bush or two.

I'll let you know when the plantlings are ready and we'll coordinate pickup/dropoff. :)

lissla lissar said...

Ooh! Oooh! Thanks!

lissla lissar said...

What kind of conditions do raspberries need? The back gets quite a lot of sun but it's not intense.

Isabelle said...

I don't think raspberries are too picky, as long as they get a few hours of sun. Our patch gets mostly indirect/dappled sunlight and 2-3 hrs of full sun a day, and they're growing like mad. You should be fine from the sounds of it.
I'll parcel off an immature cane, which will bear fruit next year. With luck, that should be enough to get an established patch within 2-3 years - they're fast spreaders.