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Thursday, May 22, 2014


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Erin @ The Impatient Gardener

I love 'Gold Heart'! I've grown mine where it gets a tad of morning sun and then a full blast of late-day sun and it seems to have thrived. Well, I thought it did anyway. I had to dig it up to accommodate the big back/side garden switcheroo and I was shocked to find that most of the roots were absolutely rotten. Smelly mush. I was able to salvage a small part of it, which is growing nicely in its temporary pot, but I have never dug up a living plant to find roots like that before. It's a bit of a mystery to me.


​After a year of drought in 2012 and then our ghastly winter, nothing surprises me. A friend told me yesterday (she's 89) that her gardening mentor said that if you were going to seriously garden the first thing to know is that "things die." Lots of stuff looks great in the garden — my pink bleeding heart is massive. Must be 3 times its usual size. But many trees and shrubs are leafing out so slowly and erratically. I'm trying to not look at them and get depressed. ​

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