Friday, May 17, 2013

Bradner Gardens Plot B29B

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Mohawk' with plot B29B at upper right in April 2013

Allium karataviense in May 2013

Pacific Coast Hybrid Iris in May 2013

Geranium sanguineum (Bloody Cranesbill) & Luzula sylvatica 'Aurea' (Golden Woodrush) in May 2013

Campanula medium (Canterbury Bells) & Paeonia veitchii in May 2013

Above are photos from Bradner Gardens P-Patch plot B29B in late April & early May of 2013.  I moved perennials from my garden to the plot in November 2012.  These grew & spread quickly as the weather warmed abruptly from 55F/13C on 4/30 to 65F/18C on 5/1 & on to a record high of 87F/30.5C on 5/6.  Most of the cabbage, carrot, Chinese greens, collards & radish seeds I planted on 3/26 had sprouted by 4/26 when I planted bean & squash seeds.  The beans had begun to sprout when I visited again on 5/7 to water thoroughly after the record heat.  Everything had made it through just fine on the abundant rains of April.  I met with the ornamental border lead for an hour on 5/1, which counted as volunteer work.  I decided to work on an inventory of the plants in the border.  It was planted 10 years ago & may need some renovation.  Click here for earlier posts about plot B29B.  Below are photos of the ornamental border & p-patch.

Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' in the Ornamental Border in May 2013

Bradner Gardens P-Patch in May 2013

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