Saturday, June 2, 2007
Gardening on the Roof
Today I planted a whole bunch of annual planters at the brewery. Since it is so blazing hot up on the roof, I tried a new strategy - "Rain Mat" - which is a sheet of what looks like felt that you put at the bottom of the pot and it absorbs and slowly releases water, "Place mats in the root zone of containers to reduce watering to as little as every 7 to 10 days. They hold moisture in the soil and slowly release traces of potassium, not sodium (salt)."
Everything looks a little bit wilty since it was so super sunny today!
The shady planters are really filling in - that astilboides in the corner is getting big again!
Martagon lilies look like they will bloom next week!
"'O Tiger-lily,' said Alice, addressing herself to one that was waving gracefully about in the wind, 'I wish you could talk!' 'We can talk,' said the Tiger-lily: 'when there's anybody worth talking to" - Lewis Carroll