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Starting seeds collected from pods

April 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

A few years ago we began collecting pods out of the flowers in the RainyDayGarden in the hope that some of them would germinate. The experiment was fairly successful, [...]

Harvesting Iris Seed Pods

October 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Most of the plants in the RainyDayGarden are perennials. When a plant gets too big for its location, the interns will split it. They will either trade it for something we [...]

RDG 2012 Mid-May Update

May 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Spring  this year started out warmer but drier than usual (7″ less than average). While the higher temperature gave everything a head start, some plants slowed due to [...]

Urban Safari: Macro In The Garden

April 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

The weather forecast for Marathon Monday was spot on: the mercury climbed to over 80º. While the steamy temperature was a challenge for the marathoners, the plants in the [...]

Ides of March 2012 : Spring Already?

March 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

How different this Winter was from that of a year ago! We hardly had any snow this season. Coupled with the unseasonably warm weather the past week, and things in the [...]

Splitting Irises

June 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

The best thing about having a perennial garden is hardly ever having to do any work on it while enjoying its beauty year after year. The second best thing about a perennial [...]

Gardening and Software Development

June 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

Gardening  has a lot of similarity with software development. There are a lot of ways to go about it and some of it works better than others. Take planting perennials vs [...]

Spring 2011?

March 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

It’s the last day of March and many green things have started to poke out of the ground. The irides and crocuses are happily warming themselves in the sun. We [...]