Wednesday, June 3, 2009

June is the Time for Desperate Measures

They are in! All the potted, purchased, seeded and forgotten plants are firmly in the ground. By the time the last poor, gasping pepper plant was carefully lifted and placed into the Pepper Patch raised bed, it was looking thoroughly disreputable. It's bad when your home grown plants, the ones you cared for so tenderly, are so straggled by the time they finally arrive in the garden that, really, had I seen these at one of the garden centers, I would not have bought them. These are the back of the pack plants, leftover from the initial, energetic garden plantings. Finally, too desperate to be given away and too dear to be discarded, they have been tucked into some corner of the garden. Watered and fed, perhaps they will find the strength to flourish again.

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