I got a delivery from work a few days ago, just in time for mother's day. I had gotten a really pretty pot for mom last year- contents TBD. She'd been waffling on what kind of succulent- but via facetime I picked out this gorgeous blue ruffled echeveria. I'm happy to say it was a … Continue reading Growing up instead of out
So last year I planted an anise hyssop or agastache in my shade herb bed. Despite the fact that it's more of a full sun herb/flower, the thing went crazy last year, and then died back. But I know the flower agastache is a perennial, so I'd been waiting this spring to see if it … Continue reading Rehoming the anise hyssop
This- was the sun herb bed in the before times. A mess. Besides the weeds surrounding it, it was flush with weeds inside it. It was a mess. One interesting fellow had returned- the immortal apple mint. This is a plant I put in an old bed 10 years ago- the bed is gone, the … Continue reading April planting, part 2
So at my last day of work, surveying the news reports out of Italy, I made the decision to self-isolate a little earlier then the city of San Francisco pulled the trigger to do so, due to my parent's health issues. Realizing I had to prepare for a while without supplies, I bought as much … Continue reading Mid-March planting, part 1
Going back to my roots with eccentric and exciting mints. We begin with my favorite, red-stemmed peppermint. As detailed a few posts ago, one prone to bugs, but possessing of the most delightful scent. He was potted up in a favorite pot of mine, from a sale a while back. But what of my earlier … Continue reading March madness? No- Mint madness!