It is still light out, and the trees are new and chartreuse. There is a vague white hum from the BQE. A very distant siren. A jet far away, on final approach. And the robin, above all, singing, singing, singing.
Guess what I'm doing this weekend?
Yeah yeah, looking for a bigger terrace. No. Planting new things. In new pots. With our SoHo rooftop purchases came some for me, too:
Nicotiana 'Limelight' from the Union Square Farmers' Market this morning.
Neutered chives from Jim Glover. Our client felt they might be too stinky.
These special-ordered, as I've wanted them ever since I used them in gardens last year.
Extra nip for the Don, and for its beautiful blue flowers.
A different calamintha: on the SoHo terrace this morning our client gave me her mom's recipe: tea from the steeped mint leaves, cooled, add half the amount apple juice, squeeze of lemon, lots of ice.
The beautiful Corydalis "China Blue". Blooms till the middle of summer, then disappears.
I must order some new pots from Tony's Hardware. And there's something wrong with my boxwood. White, papery spots on some leaves. Leaf burn from water droplets? I know. Take a picture.
Pots too small?
We start planting Median perennials today...They arrived in a big fragrant truck.. The geraniums and agastache like anise and lemon.