Where has the time gone?
Whaddaya mean, “Ask us”? Insolent vertebrae.
The final hill of fill has been razed. All the seedlings, except for a few teeny-tinys, have been planted. The bricks outlining the front bed have been exchanged for rounded rocks. Planters have been stuffed. Sods have been cut out from one part of the yard and moved to another. Bird feeders have been refilled several times. Fence pickets have been hand-sawn and primed. The gravel path around the garage has been formed.
Plus there were things like, I dunno, eating and sleeping. And films. We watched The Young Victoria on DVD on Queen Victoria’s birthday. Last night we went to the movies and saw Robin Hood. Both films were excellent in their attention to period detail; I’d recommend both.
Anyway, remember those six Mystery Plants from last week? Here are developments on four of them.
1. Mystery Plant #4. Vancouver blogger Stevie, of Garden Therapy, correctly identified this one as Hardy Geranium. It’s also called — I think — Cranesbill. It has nice little pink flowers.
2. Mystery Plant #6. Again, Stevie got this one right. It’s Centaurea Montana, aka Bachelor’s Button or Mountain Bluet or Perennial Cornflower but not, unfortunately, Purple Coneflower. It’s purple enough, however, that Alex has awarded Pennycat her extra 8,000 points. Congratulations to both of you!
3. Mystery Plant #5. On Wednesday, I took a day off and spent it at the library. One book I looked at was about poisonous plants, and there in the introduction was my little carroty friend. It’s Poison Hemlock, and very, very, very poisonous. Luckily, the dogs haven’t bothered with it, preferring to crop the fern fiddleheads and munch on dandelion capers. I’m evicting it anyway.
4. Mystery Plant #2. This one is still a mystery, but I’m intrigued by the way it has one woody stem — the one you saw last week — and now this second, hollow stem.
And speaking of mysteries…what are these little beauties?
And then a voice comes from above:
“Oh for pity’s sake, can’t you stop asking questions for once? Relax, have a seed!”