Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Well, shit

I tried to move one of my black lace elderberries. It didn't like that.

Sambucus nigra 'Great sadness'

Say a prayer. Wait until you see what I did under the bathroom sink. I am failing left and right this week.

10 comments:

  1. If it makes you feel any better I did the same thing, only the victim was a Grevillea. Then since I couldn't stand it just laying there looking so pathetic I didn't even give it a chance to come around, I just yanked it out and tossed in the yard waste container. Bad gardener.

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  2. Some internet sources claim it will spring back. I'm not so sure.

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  3. Elderberries are hard to kill, in my experience.

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  4. Never fear, I have an elderberry that has survived so many moves, Might just be moving again. Look forward to seeing what you did in the bathroom.

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  5. Laura PasacretaMay 9, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Plants are total bitches when you move them. They either die or limp along like they're a cat that's been sprayed with water. Most of mine just die. I thought I'd lost both of my potentilla's but saw a fluttering of green life at the roots. So maybe it's just being a petty bitch.

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  6. Wait, is that really the name of the variety of elderberry? If so, how fitting!

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  7. No, but wouldn't that be funny? I think being a cultivar namer would be the best job. :)

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  8. Mine is 'Eva', but looks the same. I was shocked at how quickly it grew to dominate its bed. It was the most admired plant in my garden last summer, but I'm not sure I would want to have more than one.

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  9. It may well end up that I only have one as well! ;) This might be a blessing in disguise.

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