Anything New?

You may be wondering if anything new is going on. I have to say it is more of the same as I am still waiting on a landscaper to show up and working on getting plants out-of-the-way. He is very busy, which is good for him, but anguish for me. Yes, anguish! I suffer so. Ha!

The weather hasn’t been helping either. Why the cool temperatures? It was rather warm recently and now it drops too low in the evening that the Thai giant elephant ear is starting to yellow. As well the rain keeps coming and apparently it’s going to rain some more starting Wednesday. Yay! (sarcasm)

This is from one night of rain!
This is from one night of rain!

I believe this is the reason why the landscaper hasn’t been able to start. All of his other projects are put on hold or slowed down because of it. The last communication I had with him said he may be able to start this week. However, since we are to get more rain I am not certain he can.

New greenhouse location.
New greenhouse location.

We did manage to relocate the greenhouse to its permanent location. The planned greenhouse alterations are on hold for the time being until other projects have been completed. It functions fine for now, but will be much better in the future. I am looking forward to it.

After moving the greenhouse we cleaned up the cement pad where it was located and have relocated all the potted plants to it. This will provide a safe location for the plants while the landscapers are working in the yard.

The collection of plants is growing.
The collection of plants is growing.

I dug up several plants from the bed in front of the cottage. I believe they would be in the way of the landscaper’s equipment and probably would be crushed. They too have found themselves in the grouping of ever-expanding pots.  We were out of pots and had to order more which thankfully arrived Friday just in time for me to begin planting around 94 more bulbs.

Temporary potting table.
Temporary potting table.
New bulbs planted and ready to be placed in the holding area.
New bulbs planted and ready to be placed in the holding area.

I continued to plant bulbs into the new starter pots on Saturday morning while Melissa worked on digging up Red Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata) bulbs from the various areas in the yard. They seemed to have spread all over the yard. I suspect they may have originally been planted by the first owners in 1915 or possibly the second owners in 1965. There are hundreds!

These spider lilies were dug up in about a 3' x 3' space!
These spider lilies were dug up in about a 3′ x 3′ space. We probably could fill three to five of these containers if we keep digging!

This activity was cut short due to more rain and the temperature dropped. I moved the bulb planting project inside the greenhouse and continued until I ran out of dirt. It was at this point Cava appeared and we sat inside while the rain fell and sniffed lavender and other herbs.

Cava time in the greenhouse!
Cava time in the greenhouse!

2 thoughts on “Anything New?

  1. Cave? Me thinks you meant Cava! Yes, one should always make room for Cava or champagne if you go it. Thank you, we are starting to have quite a collection and I think we are out of space in the holding area and definitely out of containers!

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