keeping a record of what i grow
wild ginger (i think; i feel like i bought something last year from the farmer's market that looked super similar to wild ginger, like this does, but was something else, and now, i cannot remember, and google is for shit) regardless, it's definitely a native plant. planted in 2016; my dog digs shit up, but she left this; oh yeah, for example, she dug up my trillium; i totally called her a bitch.
Edit: it's bloodroot.
wild geranium, planted 2016
peony, planted 2016. i didn't think this one survived last summer. i have a black walnut tree which pumps toxins into the soil. some plants remain unbothered, but some cannot grow near the black walnut tree. i thought the peony was just not into the poison soil. but it's back. i don't remember what color it is. pink. probly.
english ivy, planted 2016. invasive asshole. but i want to let it climb my house. so.
sage, planted 2015, my favorite because you can cook with it, make tea with it, AND put it in joints.
a giant dandelion and behind it, lemon balm, planted 2016. and i plan to harvest the dandelion root along with some others that i'll be maintaining all summer. i'll dehydrate the root and make a tincture from it.
this is my sumac corner. i have not seen any seed pods in previous years. this is my third season observing these sumac trees. soon i'll be harvesting sumac for spices.
sundrops, planted 2014 in december and those bitches are still coming back
butterfly bush, planted 2016. i'm really glad i got those dried leaves in such good focus on this photo.
this is my surprise yellow iris. it came up the first year i lived in this house in 2015 and had no buds. i didn't plant it and there were no other irises or any other native flowers on the land. i love it. irises are native to the midwest, so it makes sense that it's growing here. this year, it currently has three buds, and one opened today. i love it. it is very beautiful.
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