Irises (probably) in the back yard
While I was spending money anyways I went ahead and ordered, from Burnt Ridge:
- 2x ANANASNAYA FEMALE HARDY KIWI
- 1x MALE HARDY KIWI /POLLINATOR
- 2xÂ PAW PAW
- 2x YORK ELDERBERRY (canadensis)
- 2x SOCHI TEA (Camellia sinensis)
- 1x BARCELONA HAZELNUT (Corylus avellana)
- 2x BUSH HAZELNUT (Corylus americana)
- 1x GAMMA HAZELNUT (Corylus avellana)
I would love to also get a ROSA RUGOSA – a rosehip bush – but the ones I’ve found so far are too expensive… The kiwis will go on trellises near the front balcony and in the vegetable garden, and the paw paws I’ll place on the edge of our “forest” on either side. So these won’t take too much work and won’t be in the way of the big works down up front. The hazelnuts, though, will have to go along the path up front, and the tea plants… I’ll figure it out eventually!
Tomorrow I’m ordering 14 cubic yards of composted cow manure – as much as the truck can hold – from Great Brook Farm in Carlisle, MA. It’s a great deal and it won’t be littered with stones and cement pebbles like the “compost” I got last time.
Mm, came home this evening from our last beekeeping class to a house smelling of pizza homemade by DH. In return I can tell him all about making that mead…