Saturday, January 17, 2015

Seasonal Renewal

Now this is a topic I have a nodding acquaintance with.

I haven't started looking at gardening catalogues yet.  Well, yes I have.  Just one.

Readers!   On sale!  We provide one-of-a-kind plants!  You provide the garden and the wallet! 

A big box will arrive in April,  filled with biodegradable packing peanuts.  Open Immediately!! 

Green things in here, the packing list will say. 

I have supplied these sweet gardening companies with my share of hope.  With infinite patience, I'd look inside their big boxes and find these little green things.   With infinite care I'd set them out, sheltered location, of course, and water them when I remembered.

I am marked as a killer of pretty little green  things arriving in boxes.   

This picture of Hosta looks mighty intriguing, don't you think?  Pretty red stems, big white patches on the leaves.  I did get some of those tiny green things planted.  Some survived a season.  Some even survived two.  Some survive to this day.  Some even made babies and spread.  I do have a large shady spot that's quite bare.

   Good morning  
   Any tips for a little   
   Seasonal renewal?   


  1. My hosta bed---I have three kinds mixed together---needs major thinning this year. They grow like weeds and I ignore them.expect for fall when I have them cut down.

    I love garden catalogs but I've run out of places to plant things.

    1. I'm heading your way when you decide to thin them out. LOL

    2. I promised mine already. They are coming in the spring to get them.

  2. Finding a gardener friend that will share when they divide their plants is a nice, cheap way to get green things and it costs nothing. If Jean didn't live clear across the country from you, she could give you big chunks of Hostas. If I didn't live clear across the country from you, I could give you big clumps of Lilies and Cone Flowers and Black-Eyed-Susies. The only thing I ever pay for now, is annuals and spring bulbs. I am a sucker for a catalog that sells Tulips and Daffodils and those bulb things that you plant in the fall and in the spring, miraculously appear with their bright colors.

    1. Thank you both for your offers! Judy, I enjoy your bulb flowers vicariously very much. Gardening catalogues usually make a beeline from my mailbox to recycling bin, and this one paused mid way. This picture is now out of sight. Not in the recycling bin just yet.

      Plant exchange is such a great way to pass along our 'babies'. I've done it through the years. When I couldn't find recipients for my pachysandra, though, I used a local online service called Found lots of takers! I'd forgotten about that service. There's a feature on it where you can ask for what you'd like, and someone may have just that. It's super uncomplicated.