2016/02/24

我慢 Patience

2016.2.23
たまに園芸店に行くと、「これ欲しいな〜」と思う植物を見つけて我慢するのは一苦労だ。
Occasionally when I visit a gardening shop, it is very tough to refrain from getting plants that look really attractive.

我慢の理由はたくさんある。多肉、観葉、蘭などの室内植物だと冬の置き場がない。既に一部の丈夫な鉢は外で冬越しという可哀想な状況だ。屋外に植えるものでも、もう植える場所がない。どこも既に一杯なのだ。残っているのは歩く所か、一年中日の当たらない場所ぐらいだ。余りに高いものは枯れたら勿体無い。手のかかる物は世話が益々大変になる。

There are lots of reasons to resist buying. For indoor plants such as succulents, foliages, or orchids, there is no more space to have them stay in winter. Some relatively winter hardy plants pitifully bear winter outdoor. For outdoor plants, there is no land to plant them. Everywhere is full. The remaining space is pathways or the area with no sunshine all year round. Plants expensive is too risky to challenge. I don't intend to increase my labor any more for the plants that require attentive care.

されど、この季節は園芸作業も一休みが続いてきているし、ついフラフラっとなってしまいそうになる。要は何かやりたいのだ。

However, this season is when I have not been tasking myself for gardening for a while, and I tend to be tempted. The point is I want to do something.

今日はダッチ・アイリスの芽出し球根、クロッカスの芽出し球根、大輪ガザニアというあたりに手が伸びかけた。芽出し球根は地面から目が出ていてもうすぐ花が咲くよ〜ッて感じで置いてある。咲いたら綺麗だろうなぁと思ったが、いやいやうちだってチューリップの芽が出ているし同じ頃に咲くよ。と思いとどまった。ガザニアは15cm以上はあるかという大輪で色も派手だったので、いいなぁと思ったが、年中日の当たる場所でないと育ちが悪そうだ、と思いとどまった。

So, today I almost reached for the pots of budding Dutch iris, also budding Crocus, and large flower Gazania. Budding bulbs looked like saying we will bloom in any time. Although I imagined they would be beautiful when bloom, but I resisted reminding me that there were many tulip bulbs budding at home and it would be bloom about the same time. Gazania were the ones having big flowers of more than 15cm, the colors were showy, looked attractive. I also resisted thinking it requires the place with full sunshine around the year, and there is not any more such spaces.

Buds of tulips coming among violas planted in a planter.

Buds of tulip on the ground.


我ながらよく思いとどまったと家に帰って庭を一周りしたら、鉢植えリンドウの芽がもう出ていた。桔梗と一緒に植えてあるので、去年はかなり狭苦しそうになっていた。サイトを検索すると桔梗は2、3月、リンドウは3、4月が植え替え・株分けの適期とある。しかし、今年は例年よりずいぶん暖かいから、やってしまえと植え替えた。同時に、桔梗とリンドウは別の鉢に分けた。探せばすることはあるんだ。これから爛漫の春になると次々とすることが出てくる。迂闊な買い物は禁物だ。

I walked around in my garden after I came back home thinking I did well to resist increasing my collection, and found buds of Gentians came out from the pot. As they are planted with Platycodon, balloon flower, the pot seemed too crowded last year. They need to be repotted. I found the proper seasons for repotting are February and March for bell flowers, and March and April for Gentians. But, it is much warmer than the average this year, so I dared to repot them. At the same time I separated the two species into different pots. There are things to do if I look for carefully. It will be real spring soon, and there'll be a lot to take care. I have to prohibit myself from careless buying.

buds of Gentians

roots of Platycodon

Gentians flowers last year
Platycodon flowers last year