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  •  I got a lot done. (2+ / 0-)
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    Of course, I didn't get everything done that I wanted since plans are always greater than the time and energy available!  Lol.

    We're getting the rain now, and temps are supposed to drop through the day.  When I get out of work later today, it's supposed to be about 20° colder then than it is now.  

    Had some happy surprises when I was weeding the shady area up by the house.  I was thinking of trying to propagate the 3 heuchera plants I had but discovered that they beat me to it ... I counted 9 plants yesterday!  :-)  Some other things were spreading nicely, too.

    •  The tenacity of plant life (3+ / 0-)
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      never ceases to amaze me. What variety of heuchera? I've tried various types over the years but they just don't do well in this climate or crappy soil.

      One thing that is doing very well are the orange daylilies you sent me. Each year they come back a little bit bigger. It shouldn't be too long before they begin blooming but it looks like the red spider daylilies will beat them to it.


      Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

      by jayden on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:13:49 AM PDT

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        unless there are killer leaf blowers out there.

        :(

        The daylilies that survived the clearing up last year are really doing well.  I planted these back there like decades ago, so when they cleared the area, I'm sure they just pulled like they were weeds, but many tubers remained.  :)

        I wanna find a kerria... I have some in front which I could probably transplant a piece.

        There are just some things I want to put back there again.  It started with the white birch.  :)  But there are plants and shrubs from my childhood I want growing back there again - like lily of the valley (pink), kerria, the daylilies (yay), nurse the lilac back, forsythia.

        I put back in a rhododendron... something my dad always liked.  But Kerria is the sprawling shrub that my grandmother loved.  :)

        All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

        by kishik on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 01:05:36 PM PDT

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        •  I'm not familiar with kerria. (3+ / 0-)
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          Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

          by jayden on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 01:23:42 PM PDT

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          •  You know... (2+ / 0-)
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            I looked it up as soon as I was aware of its name. (we used to just call it the yellow pompom bush when we were kids!!) It had died out at some point, and I found it growing in a yard next to a diner.  I snapped off a branch with flowers and brought it to the garden center to ask. the following year, they ordered it for me.  :)  

            I think it may have reminded my grandmother of her homeland.  Maybe that's why she loved it so much.  :)

            All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

            by kishik on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 02:02:16 PM PDT

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          •  I suggested it to you recently. (3+ / 0-)
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            You were talking about a golden something-or-other tree blooming, and I think I sent you a link link to pictures of the double kerria, which is a bush I have behind the garage and need to relocate to a more visible location.

      •  The heucheras (2+ / 0-)
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        are 'Palace Purple' and 'Monstrose Ruby.'

        I got the Monstrose Ruby originally to replace 'Plum Pudding' that had died.

        I've had these plants for years, and this is the first time they've multiplied. I wonder if it's because I've been leaving the fall leaves in place for the last couple of years.  The plants are in dry shade and the leaves help with moisture retention and also protect the crowns that have a tendency to heave out of the ground in winter.  

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