What a busy month October has been! With moderate temperatures and low humidity, it’s been delightful to be in the garden.
My visit to Montrose at the beginning of the month for a Garden Open Day yielded (of course) a box full of plants.
I came home with:
- Edgworthia ‘Snow cream’
- Saruma henryi
- Iris unguicularis
- Zephyranthes drummondii
- Zephyranthes ‘Capricorn’
- Cooperia ________ ( I’ll look this up later)
- Cyclamen hederifolium
- Cyclamen coum ‘Lake Effect’
- Sternbergia lutea
- Two seedpods of Aesculus parviflora, bottlebrush buckeye, that I found in the parking lot of the school next door.
- A part-time job.
Well, nearly. I casually asked someone working at the Open Day if they ever needed any help, and coincidentally, they do. It’s time to get all those tender plants in the greenhouses, you see, and down into the cellar and in cold frames. So I came back a few days later to have a proper conversation/interview about working there, and I guess I looked sturdy enough to be of some use.
So I work two mornings a week there, doing what needs to be done and learning everything I can. I hope to have lots to share with you.
I’ve had my eye on saruma but always end up growing salvia koyamae instead. Have fun at the new job! You might end up with a few more plants. 🙂
What an opportunity you have to put in a little time there. I bet you’ll learn tons and I also bet you’ll never put a paycheck into the bank… It will surely all end up at the next plant sale 🙂
New plants in a bacon box, no wonder my mouth is watering!
I think you may be right on all counts. 🙂