mjj (flemmings) wrote,

In which I am horticultural

Sunday I went to Fiesta Farms and bought lettuce and zucchini seeds. I soaked them in water overnight, which they say gives late seeds a bit of an edge, and planted them in the swimming pool on Monday. Tuesday God watered them, or possibly drowned them-- the rain this summer is either none or in excess. We shall see how they fare. Equally this evening my two doors north neighbour decided this was a good time to uproot the gargantuan lavender bushes that overspill her front boxes, and as she'd promised them to me, I planted them in my front garden next to the sidewalk, where they might get sun. 'Keep watering them,' my neighbour advised. 'All the first year. Even if you think they're dead, they'll come back next year.' We shall see.

Hot weather reading, all weird all the time:
Mike Carey, Dead Men's Boots
--Thicker than Water
--Naming of the Beasts

Frances Hardinge, Verdigris Deep
--Fly By Night
Tim Powers, The Anubis Gates

Qiu Xiaolong, Red Mandarin Dress
--clever me stopped looking in novels where Qiu's other books were shelved, and started looking in mysteries
Amanda Cross, Death in a Tenured Position
Laurie R King, The Game

Ima Ichiko, 100 Demons 21
Hatsu Akiko, Toujin Yashiki
Tags: hatsu_akiko, ima_ichiko, reading_12, rl_12

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