Sunday, February 26, 2012
In which I probably will not move to Canada
These may be my favorite flower ever, which has something to do with that earliness and hence the relative scarcity of flowers generally, never mind ones this delicately elaborate. I think these are 'Harmony' - which is a hybrid of Iris reticulata and Iris histroides - though don't quote me on that, since of all the bulbs I don't keep records of, little ones like this are the least likely to have their location noted.
In other news, planted more seeds today, so for the record:
Two hybrid Asian greens from Johnny's, Summer Jean and Green Lance. I think both are a type of gai lan or Chinese broccoli. I grew the Summer Jean last year and it was delicious, but that was in early fall, and I'm not sure how it will do in spring; it may bolt or get bitter.
French baby leeks, a whole 40-cell flat of them, which I may have no space to grow to transplant size, but we'll see.
Radicchio 'Rossa di Chioggia.' To be pretty and delicious, probably in the square foot gardening bed I've decided to add to the demo garden.
Two kinds of peas, Dwarf Gray Sugar and Taichung. They may actually produce before it gets too hot if I start them now.