Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Lists

This fall I will have been four years at the “new” house and garden. My two biggest garden goals were edibles and Northwest natives. So today I made a list of what is planted so far…

Food perennials
5 blueberry bushes
semidwarf peach tree
3 minidwarf apples
self fertile kiwi
raspberries—golden and red
3 artichoke plants
hop vine
French sorrel
garlic chives
parsley (ok—it isn’t really perennial, but it’s always there)
(no sage because I rarely use it)
and thyme

Self-seeding all over the place

Corn salad

Northwest natives
inside-out flower (Vancouveria)
shooting star (Dodecatheon)
wild ginger (Asarum caudatum)
Red osier dogwood
Blue eyed and yellow-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium)
Sword fern
Deer fern
False Solomon seal
False lily of the valley
Goat’s beard (?) (Aruncus Sylvester) It hasn’t resprouted yet, so I’m not sure; it’s a woodland plant but my shady spot under the neighbor’s Magnolia may be too dry for it)
Flowering current
Native honeysuckle
Native sedums
Vine maple
Bleeding heart (Dicentra)
Monkshood (Aconitum)
Fireweed—I didn’t plant this, but it has showed up. We’ll see if we can co-exist peaceably
Darlingtonia (carnivorous!)
Sundew (also carnivorous; it’s not back up yet and I don’t know if it made it)
Fringecup (Tellima grandiflora)
Marsh marigolds
Beach strawberry (fragaria chiloensis)

It seems like a lot when I look at it written out, especially considering the number of empty patches still showing on a smallish lot. I have to keep reminding myself that a lot of this stuff will get a whole lot bigger if I can keep it happy.