Thursday, July 12, 2012

Yes Virginia, there is a Planta Claus

Last week I went trolling for Little Bluestem seedlings (Schizachyrium scoparium) on Facebook, hoping that Scott would tell me that he had a bunch lying around. I have all the finesse and subtlety of a sledgehammer.

Instead Jane told me that she had some Elijah Blue seedlings and would I like some? Then she delivered them to my house while I was working! Like some sort of magical Planta Claus!

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

I have been continually overwhelmed by the generosity and community spirit of gardeners. They offer up advice, encouragement, and commiseration when plants die or design plans go awry. They provide tons of inspiration and they are mindful of the other creatures that inhabit our planet and how our actions affect them. They share.

And they plug a LOT of money into our local economies while they feed their addictions.

Thank you, Jane!

Have you hugged your gardener friend today? Go do that now. And maybe make sure they are drinking enough water; it's getting hot out there.


  1. Your wonderful Planta Claus gave you some nice healthy big plugs. Nice!

  2. So sorry those bratty Bluestems refuse to produce seedlings! got some nice plants...I hope you left her some cookies ;-)

  3. Awwww, shucks! I'm thrilled you had a good home for my little plantlets. And I'm happy to send them to such a deserving plant mom. (But please speak softly about all the money my gardening habit is pouring into the local community, at least when you're around the Mulch Man!)

  4. Here's a virtual hug for you and all who comment here.