I was slowed significantly for a couple of days with a low-level sinus thing; runny eyes, nose, achy, energy-less. Better today and back to quiet, intense background labor: production for (S)Edition, putting together a proposal, necessary painstaking research for a looming deadline, prep for classes.  Through it all, thinking about both my gardens and the next pieces I will make.

I fell in love with these last summer at I-Park; they’re tritoma, aka ‘red hot poker’. Two dozen are germinating in seed trays in a sunny bay window, along with delphiniums. little violas and all the herbs (the only seeds that have sprouted so far). There are also three batches of mystery seeds, gifts from folks whose plants I admired, which I forgot to label. Everything I’m doing right now feels a bit like what’s going on in those seed trays.