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jean
jean

It’s been a while since we have done a Micro Monday roll call. (We’ve been doing a series of roll calls to help like-minded folks find each other.) This week’s topic is gardeners.

Green thumbs, leave a comment here, mention a favorite 🌱 so others will find and follow you.

terrygrier
terrygrier

@jean I spent the weekened spreading around a yard of dirt to built up my spring beds. I have a black oak that is taking root in the back of one of my beds and it is in an open enough area I am going to let it go and see what happens. (Cedar Park, Texas)

jabel
jabel

@jean This is a great idea. Thanks for doing it. I've been interested in native plants, specifically for the purpose of attacting pollinators and creating a welcoming backyard habitat in my small city lot. It's a total cliche in this context, but my favorite plant right now is butterfly weed. 🌱

annahavron
annahavron

@jean ahhhhhhhhh so many favorites. All my plants are my favorites. (The unfavorites are now compost.) Right now, I'm really enjoying watching my Japanese maples leaf out. Two are red, one is green with bright red keys. These are lovely garden trees for our small yard.

lure
lure

@jean I’m a vegetable gardener. My favorite plant is artichoke. When allowed to bloom, it’s got gorgeous purple thistles and they bring all the pollinators to the yard. It’s also very challenging to grow, especially here in Maryland zone 7.

jwhevans
jwhevans

@jean I’m not much of a green thumb. My father maintains gorgeous flower beds and a large summer vegetable garden. I’ve recently started making planters and am trying to grow some potted plants.

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JoeHoffman
JoeHoffman

@jean I’m a gardener because things are going to grow anyway; they might as well be things I like. Just planted the leafy vegetables this past weekend. 🌱

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@jean I’m in 🧩

bitdepth
bitdepth

@jean I wish that I gardened more, but the yard has lots of natural growth with the crocuses coming up now. Inside I garden year round with a hydroponic Click&Grow system and love having fresh basil year round. 🌱

KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@jean I have in the past gardened many things but right now all that can hold my attention is a little tree grown from an avocado pit.

cn
cn

@jean I only cultivate chaos

rishabh
rishabh

@jean Adding @jeanb to this thread.

jean
jean

@kimberlyhirsh All I have is a “wild” poppy kit from Trader Joe’s that has many stems but no blooms. I might try an avocado next.

jean
jean

@bitdepth I’d love to hear more about Click and Grow. I’d love to have fresh basil! I encourage you to do a post with photos.

bitdepth
bitdepth

@jean Ok. That is a good idea.

KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@jean It's really satisfying to watch it grow.

KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@jean It's really satisfying to watch it grow.

alexis
alexis

@jean We’re having an unusually cool and wet spring in the PNW so my house is full of leggy tomato plants and everything else is an inch and a half tall.