Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Seed Starter Wicking System

I found these photos from weeks ago and just realized I hadn't posted them. We replanted the tomato seedlings into the coconut pots. The roots readily grew right through the weave. The black mats are actually a wick that pulls from a reservoir below.

Some of the roots grew to be 3 or 4 feet long.

The Final Configuration

A large portion of the furniture and props were packed up and moved away, so we've arranged one final design for the space.

The beginnings of the new table of exchanged items.

Black cherry tomatoes sunning themselves under the G.E.E.E. sign.

BIG teeter totter display.

A nasturtium taking a drink in the middle of the wagon.

Very temporary art installation.

Sod Donation

Someone left their leftover sod pieces at our door, so we made a sign so it could find a home. It was gone the next day.

Holanda aka the Gene Simmons Plant

Marie, and I do credit Marie with this, picked this flower on her last trip to the greenhouse. We've had good luck selling chocolate-colored plants like the cosmos, so I'm not surprised she chose this.

Wednesday I came in, and it blossomed with dozens of tongue-like appendices. Creepy. Thanks, Marie.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Big Dig Gig Party People

The trellis sculpture garden has replaced the compost pile.

Patrick and Frida.

Marie and Bill.

Marie and Melissa and a basket of traded Madeleines.

Chuck and Marie.

Leah and half of Bob.

Exchange plants posted.

Barbara and Kurt.

Lindy and Judith.

Henry and Lindy.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hyde Park's First BIG DIG GIG

The Perfect Reception Table

Marie brought in the most gorgeously blooming Climbing Hydrangea from her yard for the centerpiece.

We imported donuts from our favorite Humboldt Park bakery. I learned that "Kurting" a job involves an indecisive approach, irreparable action, and tons of laughter before the inevitable successful outcome.

The exchanged items were all "posted" and ready for trade.

Chuck's celebratory dig delivered Nasturtium, Red Currant, Lemon Balm and Plenaria.

Melissa and her daughter spoke with Bob after exchanging a basket full of Madeleines.

The ladders were full of plants and cook books.

A group of exchanged items included Day Lillies, Sedum, Hens and Chicks and Japanese Eggplant seedlings.