In Honor of Earth Day

by - April 23, 2012

In all honesty, I wasn't aware that yesterday was Earth Day until after I'd taken the boys out to shop for plants (specifically irises), but I must have been getting good earthy vibes since we finally got rain after a two week dry spell. In fact, we've received nearly two inches of rain since Saturday. The sprinkler never quite generates the same growth in the veggie garden as a good rainstorm does.

We visited the plant sale at J.C. Raulston Arboretum, but they were pretty much out of bearded irises. We found some about to bloom at the Farmer's Market, where I also found lovely puckered hostas. I don't know what variety they are, and I'm probably going to mix in a couple other shades of green in the future. We also got two more varieties of irises at Lowes and some deeply discounted columbines. There is a shady area under a Chinese Privet that needs the love of hostas, shade flowers and mulch.


My husband also "reclaimed" a chair that someone had set on the curb for our neighborhood dump day or something like that. We were told to put our junk on the curb and the city would clean it up. That was Saturday, and now on Monday, the curbs are still very junky - junky and wet.

How did you celebrate Earth Day?

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3 comments

  1. My hubby bought one last year and told me they were tobacco hosta's? It's getting really big and gorgeous now.

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  2. Interesting. I have no idea how large this kind will get, but I love the colors and texture. I'm wishing I had a skirt inspired by it ;)

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  3. Planting, or intending to, is a great way to spend earth day.
    I carried on preparing my vegetable beds, by laying drip lines, and we spent 1 hour with the lights of in the evening.

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