Other Plant Related Things
I finally got the entire herd of plants moved outside for the summer. Ok not the ENTIRE herd but all the ones that will be living outside for the summer. Want to see a picture?
These were having winter vacation in the living room (and my bedroom in the case of the bamboo, Epiphyllum, and Dasylirion). Now they’re outside for the summer and hopefully they’ll flourish and get all great looking just in time for them to be brought in for the winter. You can also see my newest purchases (barely). I finally managed to get a Chicago Hardy Fig (sometimes hardy to zone 5!)!!!! I’m going to keep it in a pot this year and take cuttings once the new growth matures. It’ll go in the ground next year once I have some back ups in case it doesn’t survive. I also got my 3 tomato plants for the year (Sungella, Green Zebra and Black Krim). I decided the plant stands needed some flowers so I got a Dallas Red Lantana, Acalypha hispida, and Fragrant Delight Heliotrope. So yay, Tom spent way too much on plants today but hey, I finished out my budgeted dollar amount for new plants this year and got some really cool things so I’m happy.
In ugly yard news the building next door is trying to be the ugliest building ever. I know my building isn’t the prettiest thing ever but damn this shit is ugly.
You’ve got spiral boxwood, upright arborvitae, birds nest spruce standards, two types of azalea crammed under the windows and some tiny tiny blue star junipers. All that and you still only see dirt when you look at it. You’ll also notice that they didn’t even do a good job sodding. They ran out and are just leaving those bare clumps of dirt. It mostly just hurts my eyes and I try not to think about it but I have to see it every time I pull into the driveway and I’m not happy about it! Ughhhhhhh what is it with people in Chicagoland and their love of ugly shaped shrubbery?! You see crap like this EVERYWHERE and it does not please me.