seen in the garden: container-grown woodchucks, and buddhist frogs
THE ROAD TO enlightenment, the path to peace? Uphill. Or so a determined frog out back wanted to remind me the other day. This little bit of amphibian wisdom was one of the snapshots I shared on Instagram recently, and wanted to share them here, too.
SEASONAL SUMMER COLOR for Containers Tip Number 1: Try the little-used short-lived perennial Marmota monax (its common name is Woody You Fat Devil) in pots this week. What do you think? Have you ever grown it? How did it do? (How mine did: He or she and a cousin went into Witness Relocation the next morning.)
CURBSIDE PICKUP Begets Curbside Pickup, or: Seed Pod Takeout Pop-Up Shop: No, those are not olives that are long overdue for a haircut the way I am. Longtime friend and gardener neighbor Mark wanted seed of celandine poppy aka Stylophorum diphyllum … and I said sure, and packed up recycled takeout containers of pods from my latest curbside pickup food binge at our mutual pal David’s CrossRoads Food Shop and left them at my curbside, and Mark did a drive-by. (Got that?) Passalong plants, social-distance version.
- Impromptu little bits and bobs like these are what I mostly post over on Instagram (or if Facebook is your preference, they appear on my A Way to Garden page there, too).