I acquired a Mukdenia rossi 'Crimson Fans' from Peter (The Outlaw Gardener) and I thought the name was funny. It's not very red! I thought.
But then it started doing this.
If every plant was this aptly named I might be able to remember some of them. Of course, I was trying to remember the word "styrofoam" this week (we were talking about insulation) and I kept saying "chloroform" and then when the person I was talking to looked at me like I was insane, I said, "You know, the stuff they made coffee cups out of that was so bad for the environment?" They eventually figured out what I was talking about but there's probably no hope for me.
This felt like a very long hard week so I'm curious to see how much vocabulary I'll retain by Saturday. One last friendly reminder that Scott, Loree, Jane, Ann, and I will be talking about garden blogging at Joy Creek tomorrow at 1pm. It should last less than an hour and it's free with no registration required. Just stop by and join in the conversation!