Spy Garden 3.9.15

Polka-dot mold on an old kale leaf

Polka-dot mold on an old kale leaf

Great Burdock, a winter survivor; and eucalyptus leaves

Great Burdock, a winter survivor; and eucalyptus leaves

Baby helping to pull up the marigold plants

Baby helping to pull up the marigold plants

Piling up a tower of old marigold plants

Piling up a tower of old marigold plants

Opening up a marigold seed pod

Opening up a marigold seed pod

Ooo seeds!

Ooo seeds!

Quite a pile of marigolds

Quite a pile of marigolds

New parsley popping up around last years gnarly parsley stalk!

New parsley popping up around last years gnarly parsley stalk!

Rosy Eucalyptus

Rosy Eucalyptus

Russian Red/Ragged Jack Kale

Russian Red/Ragged Jack Kale

And oooooo!!!

And oooooo!!!

Tulips popping up; my favorite flower!

Tulips popping up; my favorite flower!

And my most favorite moment of gardening…

Shaping the plots for spring. Edging, expanding, glorious shapes of dirt!

Shaping the plots for spring. Edging, expanding, glorious shapes of dirt!

6 thoughts on “Spy Garden 3.9.15

  1. narf77

    Baby is growing up. Lovely to see her playing with seeds and learning about the garden as she does. Hopefully that euc survived the winter. They don’t usually go brown like that…gorgeous tulip futures. Here’s to your spring and our autumn :)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      I cut the euc back to the ground today. I can’t really tell if its dead or not, the wood definitely looked healthy (not crispy dry) but couldn’t really tell if it is green or not. So we’ll see if it starts sprouting up shoots at the base. Baby is definitely getting more involved with the garden, which is great!

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      1. narf77

        Eucalyptus are hard to kill. They will resprout from the base. Someone cut down most of the eucalyptus on our property and they all regrew and most of them have about 5 trunks on them now. Not the safest option when it comes to a tree but it does show you the reliance that they exhibit and how hardy they are. The 5 trunk trees are all about 70ft tall now.

  2. Eliza Waters

    A lot of great textures and colors in the garden. Love the purple kale and the rose-edged tulip leaves. I see Babyzilla is still tearing things apart… ;-) With your training, I’m sure she’ll amend her ways and become an awesome gardener, but is important to see how things work first!

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      She was actually helping me pull up the old marigold plants and pile them up; following directions quite well. But just wait, she’ll be yanking on the tulips and foraging green tomatoes in no time! haha!

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