compost for moving day

moving day is coming.  more like moving days.  plants will be moving.  the garden game of musical chairs is starting.  and when the music stops a plant better have a landing spot.  before that happens compost and peat moss need to be ready.  so today a finished compost pile was emptied.  and stored in the holding bin.  and now there is a nice empty compost bin for all the scraps and waste as plants are moved.  and a place for lawn trimmings to go.  it was a hot sunny morning for moving compost.  then the weather changed.  the sky darkened, the wind blew, and there was just enough time to harvest today’s batch of seed pods.  this morning while it was still cool enough there was time to cross two plants that are short pink and like to rebloom.  one is a seedling from Stella’s Ruffled Fingers and the other is Plenteous.  they must like to rebloom since it is almost september and they are blooming again.  hopefully crossing these two will produce plants that have even a stronger rebloom habit.  if the cross takes the seeds should ripen near the end of october.

9 thoughts on “compost for moving day

    1. John Hric Post author

      Being in the garden is the reward. Then again the adult hydration units are not so bad either. Still if I had to choose 99.99999% the garden would win.

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      1. John Hric Post author

        I may too. Just in case I am going to grab one and sit out there and contemplate. I hear it is a good form of cerebral exercise… then again I might just be enjoying the quietude whilst the two youngest granddaughters are visiting their other grandpa.

    1. John Hric Post author

      Thank you. The beauty needs a little attention. I have brought the rest of this upon myself. I plant seeds every year. It is a three year cycle. So in three years the seeds have had enough time to show some of what they will do in the coming years. The favorites have been flagged. They will be dug from the seedling beds. One of the three second round observation beds will emptied. Selects from the second round bed will be moved to a new place in the garden. And flagged seedlings will be moved to the recently emptied second round observation bed. Or to put it in other words – empty a spot, fill a spot. Oh and choose which pretties to keep and what pretties to let go. Balanced of course with frequent rehydration. Thanks navasolanature !

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      1. navasolanature

        Sounds like a real labour of love. Certain kinds of lilies do well in my garden, madonna lilies they are called and the surprise lilies just pop up. I may need to work a bit harder on what works here. Drought in summer heavy frost in winter. Not quite Mediterranean. Thanks for your details on seedlings too.

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