Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Should They or Shouldn't They






Veronica is blooming well and maybe I'm the only fool who actually invited her to the party. I found Persian Veronica (Speedwell) in an athletic field in Red Hook, growing at an bland time of the year and picked her up and brought her home. Weeds only in name.




And look at this, yep -you know what it is! Its the "doesn't over-winter around here" Salvia Elegans. And this winter was pretty cold compared to the last several. We didn't have that warm January we've had so frequently. I think the reason it survived, beyond all the micro-climate stuff provided by my building, was the fact that I planted it last spring, giving it much time to sink deep roots. My previous attempt was autumn planted and failed.

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