- I've spent the past two weekends feeling domestic, in a gardeny type of way. Last weekend I surveyed our back balcony for sun (sadly, there's hardly any), but a spot of sun reaches just the tiniest little area near 1 pm. Just in time for the good afternoon rays. Here, I planted a little hanging herb garden with a few varieties that would (should?) be okay with less sun.
While I was at the garden center buying my herbs, I saw some really beautiful plants that flourish in shady environments. So this weekend, I ventured back and bought some, and made a nice little niche on the balcony with these hot babes; kong coleus and montrose ruby. I love the foliage! I'm not sure that it matters that one is a perennial and one an annual, but I guess I'll find out.
Feeling inspired by all the fun little weed things that are blooming like crazy right now, and mostly by Saipua's totally amazing weed arrangement from the farm, and my friend Kate's foraged goods, I went on a little foraging adventure in the neighborhood and along the bike path. I think that I've even identified almost everything that I brought home, too, including a few new mosquito bites! Budding pears came from my backyard, wild and sturdy pennycress, plantain - both broadleaf and buckhorn, clover, crown vetch (I also snagged some really beautiful and vibrant purple cow vetch vine, but to my horror it was covered in tons of little bugs, and decided not to bring that into the house.), phlox, giant silene, and creeping nightshade.
And better late than never, for the first time ever, I'm going to check in to Small but Charming's Flower's in the House June edition.