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Tiny Columbine flowers at Bartram’s Garden, taken 5/18/14.

Tiny Columbine flowers at Bartram’s Garden, taken 5/18/14.

Unlabeled flower at Bartram’s garden, taken 5/18/14. I’d appreciate an ID if anyone knows, as I rather like it.

Unlabeled flower at Bartram’s garden, taken 5/18/14. I’d appreciate an ID if anyone knows, as I rather like it.

Went to check on the community garden spot. Peppers are still tiny. Spread some worm castings around them, and it’s supposed to rain this afternoon, so hopefully that will help.

Flowers of an adult specimen of Baptisia australis (false indigo) at Bartram’s Garden, photo taken 5/18/14. I bought one for myself at the plant sale, but it’s not flowering yet.

Flowers of an adult specimen of Baptisia australis (false indigo) at Bartram’s Garden, photo taken 5/18/14. I bought one for myself at the plant sale, but it’s not flowering yet.

Went back to the community garden yesterday to check on things, water, and take pictures. Ended up pulling a few little weeds that I’d missed/lost patience for the day before, too.

My peppers are still super tiny. I’m hoping now that they’re in the ground they’ll have a growth spurt. I haven’t thinned them down to one plant a spot yet because they’re too little.

The tomato starts I bought are a little droopy, but hopefully they’ll perk up? The also put out a few flowers, which I plucked off. I suppose I should cage or stake them soon?

You can see the herb at the south end (I think it’s oregano) and onions at the north end that the last person to have the spot left.

I used some wooden flagpoles that had been left in the garden’s free pile to mark where I put the peppers and where I sowed basil seeds (I saw the tiniest of seedlings at one of these spots. Can seeds germinate in 24 hours? I left it just in case, but it could well be a coincidently placed weed). I also sowed green onions along the south edge.

Spent 3.5 hours in the community garden spot today, weeding, harvesting, spreading my allotment of compost, putting in tomato and (tiny) pepper starts, and sowing basil and scallion seeds. I feel really good.

I’ve decided that the herb put in by the previous occupant of the spot is oregano. (I didn’t take my camera with me because I had too much other stuff to haul, but next time I’ll take a picture and see if one of y’all can confirm my diagnosis.)

On my way out I grabbed a few stalks and blossoms of chives from the communal spot. I slowly ate one of the blossoms on my way home, sort of hoping to make someone’s day a little more surreal.

NOTE: North end jalapenos, south end bell peppers.

Pictures from the garden this morning. Click through for more detailed captions.

Everything is in horrible need of weeding. Also, everything is currently mulched with cherry petals, which is sort of surreal.

I’m starting with the hardening-off of my peppers and tomatoes today. I’m going to try to spend about a week on that.

I unfortunately came to the realization that carefully picking out the least stressed-looking cilantro at the plant sale didn’t do me much good, since I proceeded not to water it for the next five days. 

A spring photo of the Osmunda cinnamomea (Cinnamon Fern) in front of the house at Bartram’s garden, to go with this photo (which is one of my favorite photos that I’ve taken) of the same plant in the fall.
I was happy to purchase one of these at the plant sale on Saturday, and took this picture of the more mature specimen unfurling on the same day. (5/3/14)

A spring photo of the Osmunda cinnamomea (Cinnamon Fern) in front of the house at Bartram’s garden, to go with this photo (which is one of my favorite photos that I’ve taken) of the same plant in the fall.

I was happy to purchase one of these at the plant sale on Saturday, and took this picture of the more mature specimen unfurling on the same day. (5/3/14)

On Saturday (5/3/14) I found myself sitting under a dogwood at the Woodlands for a while.