We, meaning The Financier and I, were called to duty this weekend.There was a mini marathon to be run, thirteen miles up and down the hilly streets of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee at seven of the clock on Sunday morning.Mr. Semi, a high school baseball coach, was at an out of town pre season tournament with his team. There was a need for some adult supervision for the smallest member of the Fairegarden clan while Semi does her running.This is a wild and wacky place.Being away from my garden during this exciting time of year is a little less painful when there is a small patch that is my very own garden away from home. This silly piece of soil with concrete all around makes no sense, why didn’t the builders pave the whole thing? It has been planted with Angelina sedum, chocolate chip ajuga, nigella and grape hyacinths. These plants have filled in completely, most are evergreen and it is the one area that I can freely weed and control at Semi’s place. It all boils down to control for some of us, doesn’t it?There are bulbs blooming all over at Semi’s, many names are not known, but this is Geranium. The pollen jocks don’t care about names, or trumpet size it appears.Semi has ordered some nice varieties over the years.Like Christopher’s Bulbarella, Semi is more concerned with pretty than identification. She has pretty down pat.She has a method of gardening that is simple, dig a hole and stick the plant in the ground.Because she has better things to do than fuss with weeds and such, like fill a bucket with water from squirt bottles.We hope this threatening sky clears for a long run in the early morning.
Added: Semi is back home after her race. She ran the thirteen miles in two hours, a good pace. She is showered and ready to take it easy for the rest of the day. We have enjoyed our time as the weekend warriors.
My name is Frances and I am a lifelong gardener, having lived in various parts of the USA over many years. I am now gardening in USDA Zone 7a east Tennessee. From 2000 to 2014 I was gardening on a slope in a small town in Tennessee. I have been blogging about my gardens since December of 2007. Thank you for visiting!
The slope in spring
The slope in fall
The slope in winter
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Older Posts Of Interest:
The story of the day a throng of cedar waxwings descended upon the garden, shown in the header image. (2009)
An awkward title that explains about making those very tall asters, mums and others shorter by cutting them down by half in May. Now is the time! (2011)
A book inspires the growing of lilies from seed. (2009)
How ten lily bulbs became hundreds. (2010)
A rant about the mistaken thoughts of non-gardeners. (2009)
There was something hidden in the forest and we were lucky enough to be able to see it. (2011)
Dreams turn into reality, in a way. The Green Man/Leaf Man faces live well in my garden now. (2011)
A yard without a lawn. (2010)
A history of all of the faire gardens and a couple of choice tidbits about me. (2009)
Very difficult to only pick your six favorite plants, some of us bent the rules a bit. (2009)
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