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  1. I am jealous of your garden! When I lived in New York and had a garden behind my brownstone, I had tons of Columbine. I LOVE Columbine.

    I live in a very hot part of Southern California (Sunset 9) and they just won’t thrive here. I miss them… And Hostas too.

    By the way… I keep my gloves on the hose reel or when I leave a shovel in the earth, I keep them middle finger up on the handle.

    I’m staring at my flowering pear trying to coax it into bloom.

  2. loving your green machine up there. it’s getting cold here tonight, and it will on up into may. oh, i want everything bursting forth– our forsythia’s just got the teeniest buds as of today. i feel like i’m all sicky and missing it, but then it turned grey and overcast, so i did too. loving your gardenworks and envying your comfrey. it’s something i want to try this year. glad your daffydills are okay. only 2 of ours are what i’d call *blooming* whilst down the road they’re out en masse. *grrr* when will spring hit otter creek? (i’ll regret this come august;-0)

    you go garden woman workglover!

  3. How well I remember last year’s freeze. 🙁 still makes me sad. And there was a hard freeze about seven years ago on MAY 30th!!!! So I don’t want everything bursting forth, not yet, it’s just not safe yet, but oh, flowers, flowers, flowers. The buzz of bees! The rustle of leaves!

    I’m sorry you’ve been sickish! I bet I could put some comfrey in a box and mail it to you and it would grow in the box. It’s blue comfrey–smaller leaved and with prettier flowers that bloom for longer periods. Just stick is somewhere it can have all to itself, which is not what I did. And now it’s too late. If I dug it all up it would come back with more! That’s what makes it such good medicine. 🙂

  4. Don’t be jealous of my garden! Not yet at least! I broke my arm last summer and it became a jungle of weeds and grass, which I’m just now dealing with. I’ve a lot of work to do, but I will be sure to photograph the columbine and post it here for you. I’ll probably plant more this year, since I think I’m down to one plant. I’ve run across wild columbine before, just driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway. If I find some this year I’ll probably paint them. But what I really want to find in the wildflower world are yellow ladyslippers. Wowzers, what a flower.

    Well, it may be hot in your part of Cali, but just think, you don’t have to worry about your pear getting sniped by frost. We had a terrible killing freeze last year. My friends who have an entire hillside planted in blueberries got three blueberries last year. Very sad, in a missed blueberry kind of way.

  5. If we only had sun in our yard, instead of massive amounts of shade . . .

    I’m hopeful that a few small potted herbs might be possible this year. Last year, I tried potted basil. Just not enough sun for more than an hour a day to make it worthwhile. And the city raccoons love to dig up potted plants (until Jay peed around the pot, which put an end to the marauding).

    /whine

    Coming to you from L’ville, home of yet another thunderstorm.

  6. Those city raccoons! I bet you have three times as many raccoons per square mile than I, at least! Possums, too, I’d bet.

    There are lots of benefits to shade, and you could grow hostas and ferns and forest plants…trilliums and bloodroot and cohosh…

    I’d love to be a landscape architect, you know, on the side, with my extra time…

  7. LOL Yes, possums too.

    I don’t like hostas. Seriously. Ferns are a possibility. At some point, we’re going to get a small bulldozer in and rip out the nasty crap that runs along the right side of the driveway, and make a place for sitting and enjoying the evenings. Put up a little bit of privacy fencing. Plant shade loving flowers and such. Actually *do* something.

    But first . . . the house.

    You have extra time??? 😉

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