Daily Archives: 04.17.2012

Strike While the Iron is Hot

Since Minnesota got hit with a decent string of storms on Sunday, I decided to take a snap of the flowering tree before Heavy Rains and Hail had the chance to batter the blossoms, leaving my driveway littered with petals.

And in the spirit of acknowledging that Climate Change is happening, (as if the 100+ tornadoes that the string of storms dropped across The Plains over the weekend weren’t enough of an indicator), I thought I would take a look to see when, exactly, it was that we were blooming last year.

Answer: May 17th.

I bet it’s nothing.

So, Le Jardin managed it in its seedling nursery-state until Thursday evening.

At which point, after realizing that I had plants with roots that were growing out of their starter-pods, I felt the urge to re-plant immediately.

Strike while the iron is hot, right?

They seem quite happy in their new home.  From left to right: Genovese Basil, Lettuce Leaf Basil, Sage, Purple Basil.

En ce moment, I’m a little bit concerned that the Purple Basil could be this year’s Cilantro-Parsley-Tarragon.  But we won’t really know until June or July, will we?

The next step is digging out the plastic, 2 liter beer pitcher that I stashed in the garage with the rest of our gardening supplies last fall.

Who needs a real watering can?  I mean, honestly.

Do you have any flowering trees in your yard?