It's been a busy week at work and with a part time job taking up most evenings as well, it seemed I just never had enough time to blog (any spare moments I had were spent in the garden!), so I'm just now getting this posted.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Houston Grows meet-up at the Houston Garden Center last weekend. It was the first time I've ever participated in such an event. I've never been to a plant swap, or a seed swap, or anything like it before.
To say I made out like a bandit would be an understatement....
Most of the goodies were handpicked in advance for me by the very generous Ursula. After the meetup we went back to her house to load these beauties in my car. On the way, we ran in to the big storm. I ended up staying at Ursula's for a few hours to wait out the storm, having dinner and making friends with a baby blue jay that was rescued from a neighbor's flooded driveway before I was able to head home with my treasures.
Among the goodies:
In addition to the passalongs I got from Ursula, I got a Firecracker lily and a "three for one" pot, with Pavonia, a oak seedling and one other plant in the pot from a couple who were also at the meetup. I believe their names were David and Carol - and I hope they excuse me if I got their names wrong, I've always been terrible with names!
Hmmm... I wonder what this plant tag means....
Here are some more..
So my task, when I have had time this week, has been to print out Plant Profiles on all my new "babies". This is because I am a... well let's just call me "detail oriented".
The plan is to have a profile on each plant in the garden in my garden journal, which I blogged about in December. It's really coming along now and, so far, I have kept my promise to myself to keep it up!
Later in the fall, I'll be attempting to start some of the seeds that I got from Cindy, My Corner of Katy. I'll let you know how that goes...
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.