hypertufa pots are curing well. If I get a chance I may make a few more, but this is basically what I know I'll have by the time of the Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale on June 24. They are sitting out in the (hopeful) rain to help leech the lime from the portland cement mix.
photos of this amaryllis bulb I'd received as a gift from my niece. For winter '10, it was all huge-mongous leaves and no flower. Many commenters on Facebook suggested planting it in the ground, letting it rest and then starting it again. I did and here's the result - little leaves and huge-mongous flowers - four of them. And the scent is intoxicating. I figure it's only one more day before my asthmatic wife tells me it has to go outside. There are pluses and minuses to having a wife that can't be around flowers for long.
The H. Mike Shadrack hosta, a hosta named after local hosta book author extraordinaire Mike Shadrack, is doing well and happy where he's planted. He's a colorful hosta. And he'll be a big boy!