It is the Age of Money, so I tend to ask for… money. I get better results when I ask for what I want instead of cash to pay for what I want.
Gil offered me several pounds of wildflower seeds yesterday. Sweet! He’ll bring them Friday. I am bringing Gil perennial wildflowers for his patio garden.
A neighbor just gave me worms from his greenhouse. I asked if he’d ever seen worms in our soil and he has not. His worms are in a concrete-lined bed. My new worms are in my dining room with fresh leaves, ground up vegetables, and bread to eat. I hope they will be happy until I finish their bin. He also gave me good advice about greenhouse gardening in the mountains.
It started snowing just as I was leaving his place. Spring is nearly here, right?
This morning I asked for a hummingbird plant for a partly shady spot in my food forest. As I was returning with worms in hand, I saw Scrambled Eggs (Corydalis aurea) by the road. Although this plant is a medicinal, it is poisonous so DO NOT EAT.
Corydalis is a great early food source for hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. It is not eaten by people, mule deer, rabbits, or rock squirrels. Corydalis will look good in the guild around this Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis). No seeds yet, but I will keep an eye on them for later collection.
I also saw what looks like Pale Wolfberry (Lycium pallida). I will keep watching until I see blossoms for positive identification.