April 12, 2012

Lots going on in the chive bin - April 09/2012

The green tangle you see at the top of the photo are baby chives. These shoots are the spring run from a chive bin that was established in 2010, but every other form of plant life you see showed up on it's own. I don't know what kind of baby conifer tree is in the lower left corner, but I do know the wee red floppy plant behind it is a variety of lettuce known as Red Deer Tongue. I looked into, "where moss comes from,?" online and apparently its 400-500 million years old. It totally must have blown in as a spore, or the spore was already in the soil when it was delivered to us. Instead of roots it has, "rhizoids," tiny hair-thin filaments that anchor the moss to the soil. And it gets everything it needs to live from the air and water. Whoa. Sharpie for scale.


  1. Looks like thuja occidentalis (cedar) seedling.