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May Musings From The Garden

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Twenty-four plants in all and still not fully unpacked. Some will stay in post for weeks while they fill out but the roses are ready to plant. Unfortunately, the site planned for the roses proved unusable and a new location is being contemplated.  The roses are Oso Easy Double Red that I trialed for several years and love. The trial plants were free. I had to pay for these.

Twenty-four plants in all and still not fully unpacked. Some will stay in post for weeks while they fill out but the roses are ready to plant. Unfortunately, the site planned for the roses proved unusable and a new location is being contemplated. The roses are Oso Easy Double Red that I trialed for several years and love. The trial plants were free. I had to pay for these. ANDREW MESSINGER

This is how it starts. Hellebores from Plant Delights, Trollius from Romence Gardens and roses from Proven Winners. Seven more plants arrived from Avant Gardens later in the day.  Plants arriving like this should be unboxed immediately and examined but not put in full sun.  Check for water. ANDREW MESSINGER

This is how it starts. Hellebores from Plant Delights, Trollius from Romence Gardens and roses from Proven Winners. Seven more plants arrived from Avant Gardens later in the day. Plants arriving like this should be unboxed immediately and examined but not put in full sun. Check for water. ANDREW MESSINGER

The Hampton Gardener’s humble veggie patch.  Two types of radish (left), three cutting types of lettuces (center) and two rows of cutting spinach (right). As this block grows in a second, similar block was just seeded and a third will follow with some variation.  Seeding resumes again in mid-August, and the three plots will continue to produce through late October.  Wooden labels indicate variety, sowing date and harvest dates. The thinned radish seedlings went right into a very tasty, but zingy, salad.   ANDREW MESSINGER

The Hampton Gardener’s humble veggie patch. Two types of radish (left), three cutting types of lettuces (center) and two rows of cutting spinach (right). As this block grows in a second, similar block was just seeded and a third will follow with some variation. Seeding resumes again in mid-August, and the three plots will continue to produce through late October. Wooden labels indicate variety, sowing date and harvest dates. The thinned radish seedlings went right into a very tasty, but zingy, salad. ANDREW MESSINGER

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  • Publication: Residence
  • Published on: May 12, 2022
  • Columnist: Andrew Messinger
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