More nursery tours : adding fuel to the flames !
Today (again), I took a 'cool-headed' stroll through my fave nursery. I know obsessions can come in many forms, but what about an obsessed gardener? I also know that all of you gardeners out there are obsessed in varying degrees. So let me ask you the following...
Do you travel to the nursery twice a week, not caring of any commitments you may leave behind? Do you drive back home continually and intentionally being stabbed by the evil plant you just managed to cram in behind your back? Is there a greenery galore blocking your review mirror? Can you no longer get your car into your garage due to all of the gardening tools? Do you think of getting a miner's light so you can dig about the garden or pull some more weeds at night? Is your fridge full of seeds and bulbs awaiting cold stratification? Do you enjoy playing in the dirt more now than you have done as a child? Do you refuse to tell anybody, including yourself, precisely how much 'mint' you spent on plants? Do you stay out until it's absolutely pitch dark and your family urges you to come in or they will lock the door and leave you be? Erm, do you sit up half the night on the WorldWideWeb reading about gardening? And finally, when getting a haircut, do you label it as 'pruning'?
'' An addiction to gardening is not at all that bad,
when you consider all the other choices in life. ''
Some of the plants I got this week are my first-timers so if you got any under-the-counter advice of your own, DO TELL!The photos are not the best quality as they were taken with my mobile phone.
- Rhododendron Molle (Azalea Mollis)
- Rhododendron 'Anna Rose Whitney'
- Erysimum Bowles Mauve (Purple Wallflower)
- Geranium sanguineum striatum
- Erinus alpinus (Alpine Balsam)
- Arenaria montana (Mountain Sandwort)
- Brunnera Macrophylla (Siberian Bugloss)
- and a lovely little lantern :-)
So after all is said and done, one final thought...