Sunday, June 01, 2008
The other day
...I got an email from Gerry. He had an idea. It was a dandy. I said I was game. We decided to use the blog format. I left the title of the blog to him. He came back with Select Hops. Perfect. So yesterday I set up the blog. Grey and white. But a bit bare. I then asked H if he ever got that chunk of hops from his co-worker. Yes, he said, that was last year, but it didn't root. So H picked up the phone. Within the hour a car pulls into the yard. The hops had arrived. H took a spade and dug out a chunk of our lamium to give in exchange. The deal was done. The hops is just beginning to leaf out. There's plenty of roots, so it should take to its new spot. I photographed it and added the pic to the blog. According to my trusty book on perennials, this plant won't produce flower cones, the actual hops, for a couple years. But I'll have no trouble finding some hops later on this year. It's everywhere. Grows like a weed.