Looking through some of my pics from last year and ran across this thistle.
It was growing near my entry and I found the leaves so amazing (at least a foot long)
I didn’t have the heart to take it out. However once the thistles actually formed and I had to detangle myself from the 7 foot plant every day I decided it had to come down. Such an amazing plant. Apparently some are actually edible, not that I’d wrestle with it on the off chance it tasted good!
Finally finished my first pair of fingerless mittens… if that’s what you’d call them. Roomy, comfy and just in time….for well... spring!
I must say, had a laugh when I glanced at my coffee table while knitting the last few stitches and saw my garden journal. I had pulled it out to record my yellow crocus that has just begun to bloom. Notice a color theme? It does appear I am drawn to these hues… Believe me when I say it was not planned.
Happy Spring! …and now I have mittens just in case we get one of those infamous spring snow storms.
I’m always trying some new methods of growing seeds.
Keep hearing how easy it is to grow seeds (perennial seeds only) in plastic bottles outside. I’ll let you know how it goes. Recording the results in my garden journal… my memory is not worth testing :-)
I’m trying out Feverfew, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Italian Aromatic Sage and a Canadian Columbine I traded for at the Lurie Garden Seed Exchange a few weeks ago.
Hmm, maybe I should have removed the labels…?
PS. I was not a fan of the egg carton method and will not be trying it again.
Apparently you have to keep them quite moist and transplant early…
My little seedlings stretched and tore from the paper cartons (ouch!) and
last years crop was disappointing.
Perhaps that’s why I find myself procrastinating this year….