"The red leaves take the green leaves’ place, and the landscape yields. We go to sleep with the peach in our hands and wake with the stone, but the stone is the pledge of summers to come."
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My Spearmint is finally coming up leafy and almost ready for replanting. It’s taken me months to find a perfect soiless seed starter: the bean sprouter. This thing is amazing. It will sprout anything I put it in. Large tree seeds like Delonix regia are no problem. Even little bitty Spearmint seeds (although they sometimes get drained into the next level). You can find a sprouter at the local nursery/hardware/healthfood store.
Blackberry lily - Iris domestica
Also commonly called Leopard Lily, and formerly named Belamcanda chinensis. Iris domestica (Asparagales - Iridaceae) is a perennial native to India, China and Japan, with deep orange flowers heavily spotted with red dots.
Photo credit: ©Damon Tighe | Locality: Hoedeok Dongchungdang Historic Park, Daejon, South Korea (2012)
Moving day (again)
Nobalcony is moving house again. The upside is there will be a balcony, the downside is probably no internet for a few weeks.
But don’t worry! This blog is still committed to indoor gardening tech and tips. I’m planning a big “howto” post about getting started, to be posted soon.