A gray day
Yesterday I woke up a little late, I have the morning off on Mondays. It felt cooler than latter mornings, it has rained the night before. What a relief! For me, for the soil, for the garden. Apparently I had nothing to do, so I took some pics.
Hopefully some Amni visnaga popped up from a bunch of seeds I threw in the ground last spring. Just one. This is an annual umbel with white flowers and subtle foliage which is supposed to bloom from late june till frost. It germinated very late so those are the first flowers I see but I hope it will set seeds for next year, because one of my ‘2012 good intentions’ is to increase the number of umbels in my garden.
I havent’s really any breaking news lately but some main works on the house has been finished, brand new windows for the upper floor will be ready by the beginning of next month, then I can eventually start painting the house.
I free the small rose garden from the cherry tomato plants and the newly planted gallicas and albas set some fresh shoots to demonstrate their gratitude. They have been kept hostage by tomato plants and an army of stinky baby bugs…
Gray days like yesterday are perfect to spend some time amongst catalogues too. I’ve just placed an order of iris to a famous italian breeder Augusto Bianco and I’m preparing a pretty large order of old and english roses in a Serbian rose nursery (Petrovic). He sell rather small plants but the ones I bought last spring are really performing and the cost of every single plant is really ridiculous! He hasn’t got a wide selection though, so I’m buying roses from Le Rose di Piedimonte too: they sell beautiful roses and for many plants they are the only italian reseller. I fell in love with their indian roses by Viru Viraraghavan, especially Amber Cloud. Then I will, as usual, place an order to La Campanella too. They are rather close to home, they sell good quality roses and beautiful clematis. I’ve also placed an order of bulbs to Eurobulb.nl not knowing what exactly they sell but I keep you informed.
I have updates about my stipa seeds nests too. Now they became baby stipa kindergarten! I’ve noticed that plants should live where they’ve born to be very tough. That’s why I only seed directly on open ground, I might have less plants, but when they germinate they perform.
Another plant self sown on the garden and it’s Gaura lindheimerii.
Many little plants have colonized their big mama feet.
Mina showed her mum feelings taking care of the new seedlings… (Do you think she got fatter? Shall she wear something black?)