Above: Lavender 'Thumbelina Leigh'
It is that time of year when popping off yesterday's Hemerocallis flowers and enjoying today's is my morning ritual in May-Gray coolness.
Name forgotten, of big-box bagged origin:
Note to self: figure out how to position the tall ladder, using spare concrete blocks or pavers to level it, then climb ladder and use the pole pruner to top Pittosporum 'Ivory Sheen' as indicated.
Note to self: decide what to plant here, now that the transplanted Lomandra has died? The non-green colors in the area are burgundy, white and yellow, both pale and bright yellow. Spare burgundy Festival Grass is sitting in a pot, but it needs to grow a little more. Touchy before it grows a big root system. Buy one more 'Iceberg' rose for the spot? Move in the 'Confetti' Abelia on the terrace below, that is crowded by Cordyline 'Electric Flash'? What about the new Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy'?Most of the time, a rushed choice is not the best solution. Candidates assembled, awaiting the light bulb moment.
Done! Go ahead and grow.
Note to self: in the area indicated by the white scribble...
...transplant those two pieces of Arctotis 'Pink Sugar'. If they are blooming, they must have rooted.
Note to self: plant something in the spot indicated by the "X"?
No. There are not one, but two sprinkler heads there.
Note to self: get those two Aloes some irrigation. Their thirst speaks. It hurts.
There are zero sprinkler heads and drip tubes here:
Note to self: move one of the two Drimia maritima bulbs to the indicated area as soon as they go dormant and drop their foliage, which will be soon. They need no irrigation here beyond winter rain, and that spot has none. In the choice between somehow irrigating it, or moving Drimia there--it was no contest.
Note to self: are those seedlings of lavender 'Thumbelina Leigh'? Last year, 'Thumbelina Leigh' bloomed lightly. Flowers, for the first time since purchase in the year 2000.
Note to self: find a good spot for these:
With Leucanthemum, Carex testacea, Cuphea 'Vermillionaire'
Huh. The black foliage of the Lagerstroemea and the black foliage of the Aeonium, with magenta, red, green. Note to self: looks nice.
That's May for you. A mild, much-grayed May. This, too:
And this. 'Thumbelina Leigh' from the other direction. May, again.
And the larger scene:Note to self: maybe now I almost know what I'm doing, garden-wise.
Note to self: Gardening possibly somewhat figured out, though the rest of life is all still a muddle.
Do you track the changes you want to make in your garden? How?