My mother had trouble with her parsley as well. Some critter got to her deck plant, and it never recovered. Cool on the peppers, though. My basil plant is hanging in there. I think I can get another batch of pesto out of it. I want to do a raised garden box next year, now that my yard is in order. I am thinking tomatoes and possibly peppers. We will see.Our gardening for the season is about done. The parsley did not survive after the caterpillars devoured it. I think the extreme heat did them in. Another flower plant I had for years also died as did the lily. The peppers are still alive though! Deb made a dip for Tim's party with the jalepeno peppers. There is a small bell pepper also. We shall see if we got more peppers!
Is this what you mean? Dogwood tree?The dogwood is doing fine, but this year birds(?) have been eating those white berries it makes- which is fine, because that's one reason to plant it: it's a native plant which local wild animals can use. I don't think the berries are poisonous to humans, but they're not exactly edible for us either.
The species I have is Cornus racemosa. Cornelian cherry is grown and eaten here too, I think, but it's not common and I've never seen it sold, even at farmer's markets.Is this what you mean? Dogwood tree?
We have its red variety in Northern Caucasus, and it's not only edible, but super tasty and beneficial. When i go to Caucasus and see Kizil (we use turkic word) there, i lose my mind and can't stop devouring it. Once i even bought it here, in Pushkin (Spb surburb), but it had been delivered from Azerbaijan.
Kizil obyknovjennyi (European Cornelian cherry dogwood):
But based on what i've read, i doubt that your kizil variety (the white one) is edible. I wouldn't eat it if i were you.
Is there any chance to dig them up later(?), to rent a new plot somewhere closer to your home and to move them to a new plot? ...You've made a big effort to grow them.I'm sad that I won't get to see all the perennials I'd planted last year: rhubarb, elderberry, bee balm. And I had to leave the grape plant behind. The soil is still too cold for me to dig anything up and bring back.
I might do that, depending on whether I visit Ottawa later this year. Or if H ends up going camping this summer, he might be willing to dig some things up and pass them on to me (the camp site he goes to is near my parent's house).Is there any chance to dig them up later(?), to rent a new plot somewhere closer to your home and to move them to a new plot? ...You've made a big effort to grow them.
I mean, it's ok if you leave your old life behind, and perhaps there is no spare room for your old plants in/near your house/yard, but maybe you could ask someone to water your plants/take care of them until you deal with more important things and can take them with you to your new life?
So sorry about your garden bed. But.. now that you're a specialist in this matter,- you'll build another one more quickly!I might do that, depending on whether I visit Ottawa later this year. Or if H ends up going camping this summer, he might be willing to dig some things up and pass them on to me (the camp site he goes to is near my parent's house).
The stuff I had planted doesn't really need much maintenance, so they'll probably grow just fine without any help.
I'm also upset about that raised garden bed that I put so much effort into. I was going to plant parsnips in it... it's not feasible to grab it and bring it back. Whoever gets my old garden plot will get to use it. Sigh.