Monday, May 23, 2011
A Purply Kind of Day
It has been a semi-sunny semi-rainy May long weekend. You can tell it has rained today.
I have this succulent on my patio table, bought at the Toronto Botanical Garden plant sale last week. I have no idea what it is called or how it grows or anything, but the form and colour caught my eye. I haven't found a suitable pot for it yet - one that compliments the colour of the leaves - a purpley colour as you can see.
I also have a big glazed pot full of chives on the deck. The chives live year round in the pot. I just cut them back in the fall and pull a green plastic garbage bag over everything and tuck the ends underneath the pot. They start to grow very early in the spring due to the southern exposure and the micro-climate generated by the plastic. I have to be quick about getting plastic off before the chives get too tall or they are all bent and crumpled in a Hunchback of Notre Dame sort of manner.
I often forget to cut the flowers. I have never remembered to snip the flowers while they are still buds. I understand they are good in salads. Some year I'll remember in time. But today I did remember and cut a bunch and found a great little vase for them.