Oh, My Aching Back!

It must be spring.  I can tell by how badly my back hurts.  It’s my own fault.  I moved a huge clump of zebra grass the other day.  I love the way it looks, not so much the way it is impossible to divide and how it got too big for the spot I had it in.  Hopefully now it can be left in its current unpopular planting patch for time immemorial.  Or at least until I get a back transplant.

I’d like to give  a quick reminder that our annual sale is rapidly approaching—5/18/13.  My set-up peeps, we are arriving at 8 am to begin the process at Avon Senior Center.  Come one, come all.  Buy!  Sell!  Plant!

Please walk around your beds and flag your plants, both those you plan to sell, and those you plan to donate to my ever popular bonus table. 🙂  And cross your fingers for nice weather!

Now for the eye-candy we all came here for…  Marion Miller has sent me a pic of her Hellebore Linen Rose.  I assume she it enjoying its blooms right now.

Hellebore Linen Rose What a gorgeous shot!
Hellebore Linen Rose
What a gorgeous shot!

My Hellebores are currently blooming like gang-busters, too.  They start early and last and last.  There is nothing to match them for early spring color, in my opinion.

Daylilies are leafing out in earnest, as well.  My seedlings are in trays outside (now hardened off).  Maybe this weekend I’ll get to line some of them out.

My main hybridizing goal is spidery doubles (dips, mostly).  I also have a variegated seedling out of White Stripe x Heavenly Angel Ice. So far, none of my seedling foliage shows any striping, but my parent planet took a year to present the trait.

My garden name for this is Bud White.  White Stripe x Heavenly Angel Ice
My garden name for this is Bud White. White Stripe x Heavenly Angel Ice

I’ll need to find a shot of the bloom.  It’s nice–a little more spidery than its mother, which I’d love to get a hold of.

Anyway, happy spring!  Dig safely and I’ll see you all soon at the sale!

-Kim

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