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Monday Record May 18

Things are blooming here at End of the Road Farm. The Sargent crab in the Sunken Garden is magnificent. So are the dandelions. It is so wet we haven’t been able to mow here yet. The lilacs are also in full fragrant bloom.

On Saturday I worked at the Shelburne Falls Area Women’s Club  plant sale, which includes many many divisions from our famous Bridge of Flowers. Now it is time to plants my new beds.

I also got tomatoes from my neighbors. We shared out our seeds this spring, and they started the tomatoes because they have a little greenhouse off their study.   Here are my lists of things to plant as much as I know of them: 2 Paul Robeson, 2 Cherokee Purple and 2 Volkov tomatoes. 2 reds and 2 regular cabbage starts from my neighor. These are in the process of being hardened off.

At the plant sale  I bought 1 boltonia, 2 forget me nots, 1 Beverly Sills bearded iris, 2 ‘excellent’ red daylilies and 2 Cherokee geraniums.  When I got home Fed Ex came along with my Bluestone Perennials order: 1 Brunnera Jack Frost, 1 tiarella cordifolia, 3 stokesia Purple Parasols and 3 anemone Robustissima. It’s time to plant!

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