Everything must go, right? We won't discuss my personal life, but at the store, I spent the better part of the morning clearing out and pricing all the distressed plants. Some were things that had just been there too long. A little trim here and there, and it will mostly be good as new. I marked everything 50-75% off. As I was preparing to leave, my boss announced that any item on the clearance rack would be 50 cents for the next few hours. Fine. I brought home $7 worth of plants.
I got hardy ferns, lamb's ear, and two hanging baskets of gerber daisies (white, of course). I kept the tags with their actual name, but they're downstairs. I'm not.
The worst damage was to the ferns.
I got my clearance hosta and ferns planted in the north bed.
The gerber daisies were separated into 8 plants with 4 placed on the sunny side of the white bed, and 4 to the rear of the house.
I've got veggie sprouts in the potager. Beans
The asparagus I planted last week has grown a single sprout.
Tiny seedless grapes. Either Mars, Reliance, or Himrod. The tags got misplaced when I moved them this winter.
Over in the perennial bed, the knockouts are living up to their name even with only a couple hours of sunlight a day.
Linaria in 6-7 hour sun.
Black Eyed Susans are pushing up stems.
Datura metel bloom about to open. I need to walk outside after dark.
Daylily seedlings. Collected from trades and along parking lot medians in Bethany Beach, Delaware.
True leaves on my dogwood seedlings.
And finally, a single solitary sprout in my Japanese Maple container. These were collected from Jackie's house in Virginia. I sowed them in mid-November. This one will be red.
5:50pm - Everything got some water. Planted out Sue's hosta too. Planted from the cloner: 4 Persian Shield, 11 petunia, and the third lantana. The kongmansia is just starting to push roots. I found more seeds for the white garden. The nicotiana germinated during my trip. I may save them for next year. I've already planted cotton seeds on the 25th.