Doodads — inside / outside 030823


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A pretty plant older son bought me some years ago. Still not sure what it is called. Having the plant light on the dawn redwood, it has caught some of that light and started to bloom.

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3 of the 4 dawn redwood still alive. Pic was taken on 3/5/23. I’m disappointed so few of the 70-some seeds planted didn’t sprout, but I am happy that 4 of them are still alive.

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Taken on 3/5/23, the sage blossoms are opening more. Again, the sage plant has gotten some of the plant light and has responded with delight (its and my.)

Other news:  I went outside and walked around the yard.  Was going to clean out one of the bluebird boxes and got it open only to discover there was a strip of wood missing from the back wall of it.  I pulled it out of there and installed one of the three new houses I bought that were locally made and for a really fair price.

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1 of 3 new ones and the first one ready to go

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one of the 10 witch hazel. it’s camouflaged pretty well but hoping you can see the new growth busting out all over the place on it. Can’t wait until they all leaf out!
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Sedum is hardy stuff! This and several other patches on the beds have lived all winter still thriving. Maybe the boulders keep them warm?
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Another groundcover that has done wonders in spreading and living through winter is the woolly thyme. Again, the boulders/rocks may have protected them?
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a closeup of woolly thyme. What a beautiful plant!

I just did a search to learn more about woolly thyme and none of the pictures show it being this color.  Now I just went to the plant identify website and it isn’t in there.  Anyone who can tell me whether or not this is woolly thyme (that’s the label it had on it when I got it.) will have a poem written on their choice of topics (within reason!) 


18 Comments Add yours

  1. A very good post and nice pictures


    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Henrietta!


  2. Dale says:

    Is there anything better than seeing things grow?


    1. msjadeli says:

      Well-said, Dale. There is something healing in the regarding…

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      1. Dale says:

        Oh yes. Playing in the dirt, for me, is rather meditative.

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  3. Looks like, dare I say it, spring is in the air! 🙂


    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s getting here, but still so cold. Those outdoor plants were alive like that all winter. Isn’t that amazing.

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  4. memadtwo says:

    I love seeing all the life sprouting in your house and yard. (K)

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  5. Sadje says:

    Lovely developments.


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  6. Jules says:

    One place I looked – but no clear answer;
    Maybe here:
    Looks a bit like Creeping Thyme (perhaps dead over winter?)

    My Romaine lettuse, celery and scallions in water are growing nicely – indoor afternoon sun. Some Daffs, mini Iris are up. Just this morning I found a smll branch with live from my Willow on the ground so I brought it in and stuck it in water.

    Good luck with your seeds. I knew a guy who just to see if he could took a pinecone apart to see if he could grow a pine tree. Not sure what became of it though.

    I’ve a relative that has a bunch of different birdie homes. A completely protected fenced in (with roof) – area. Hung old boots for small birds to nest in. The birds make it through the fence, but the racoons and bigger birds can’t. I watched Bluebirds eating meal worms last time we visited. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I think it is a creeping thyme of some kind, that one site said they come in different colors. Will wait for it to bloom this year to see if it helps with ID. Very nice to hear about your hydroponics. I have several sprigs of rosemary in a jar trying to root them to give to friends. I read where you can turn a pine cone upside down in dirt and it will sprout babies, and I’ve got 3 that I’m experimenting with since the fall. So far nothing yet. Nice idea with a protected bird home. The neighbor across the street let’s rangy cats range over here and I’ve seen feather evidence that they get lucky. They have also exterminated the rabbit population around here. Can’t remember the last time I saw a rabbit and they were all over the place when we moved here 10 years ago. Never thought about old boots! So very awesome every time a bluebird is sighted 🙂

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      1. Jules says:

        I’ve got BlueJays, but not regular blue birds. One year I had a traveling Indigo Bunting.

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