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April 29, 2012


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A delightful array of dill and chard-love the sepia effect. I, too am an inconstant gardener and get frustrated easily by the weeds that seem to grow faster than my plants. It's great to be back to BWW.


We have had a hard winter and a dreadfully dry spring.
Now after almost a month of rain, everything is …breathing again.
In the middle of the grass I have 4 small plants of Borago officinalis, Flo cuts the grass around them. :-)
Even if they are out of place, it doesn't matter. They lighten up the green grass with their blue star shaped little flowers.
The round up is online, http://briggishome.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/black-white-wednesday-30-a-culinary-gallery-en/
Thank you for your lovely photo.


Simona, ho seminato dei papaveri aspettandomi una pianta piccola. Quando mi sono accorta di quanto grandi erano era troppo tardi per trapiantarli cosi' li ho dovuti eliminare purtroppo. Sono cose che si imparano solo provando. Nel Veneto si mangiano le piante immature dei papaveri del grano, mi domando se le piante che ho seminato, legion of honor si possano mangiare.

Mi scuso per non aver visitato il tuo blog ma il lavoro e' stato cosi' impegnativo ultimamente che non ho tempo di fare niente. Per fortuna ho una sola classe rimasta, poi avro' piu' tempo. Ho deciso di cambiare carriera, la paga e pessima e non ne vengo fuori, sto cercando di crearmi una carriera nel giardinaggio.

Speriamo di vederci prima o poi.


What a shame you had to cull the poppy plants. If they are the California or Shirley varieties, they are among the most delicately lovely flowers which virtually arrange themselves in vases. And yet, they can be invasive and don't take well to transplanting. Sigh.

Your soft sepia tones make a fine palette to express your patch of leafy edibles. Great choice for BWW. : }

Simona Carini

Hi Lynne. Weeds are a big problem and indeed, if one misses a few days, they easily take over and then the battle is more difficult. I need to focus on the good things I harvest to motivate myself. I must say that a side effect of the large poppy plants is that weeds are less strong around them, because the leaves keep them in the shadow.

Brii, I love borage flowers! But, do you harvest the leaves? They are so good. My borage plants tend to put out many stems. It was a pleasure to contribute.

Ciao Laura. Proprio l'altro giorno il signore che mi aiuta a curare il giardino mi ha detto che le foglie tenere si possono mangiare in insalata. Io ancora non ho provato. Sai che ho notato che le piante dei miei papaveri ogni anno vengono fuori piu' grosse. Non so che dire, sara' il terreno ben nutrito. Non ti preoccupare, immaginavo che fossi molto presa. Ti mando un messaggio a parte.

Ciao Susan. These are note California poppies. We have those in a different part of the garden. And yes, poppies apparently don't like to be moved, so I couldn't move the invaders elsewhere. Your comment reminded me that I have a few photos of a California poppy blooming: have you ever seen what they do to open up their petals? I must dig into my photo archive...

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