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Thursday, January 27, 2022


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Kris P

I wish I was half as organized as you are with your approach to mail order plant purchases. I just placed another bulb order with only half-formed ideas as to where they'll go when they arrive in March or April. I love all the ferns you've chosen, especially Dryopteris 'Jurassic Gold'. If ferns had greater chances of survival here, I'd buy many more but I've only got a few that have lived beyond their first summer, which makes them a poor investment.

Linda Brazill

KRIS P. — I find bulbs difficult because I am always having to put them in between flourishing plants. So any sense of a plan gets lost and confused instantly. I am waiting for spring to see how last autumn's planting turns out. ​


All those ferns are so pretty, but I know better than to try them here in SoCal -- they would be crunchier than corn flakes in a heartbeat. I'm loving the gentle transformation of your garden. You make it look deceptively easy to accomplish. What a beautiful peaceful place it is!

danger garden

Wow, you are very organized! I still haven't managed to complete the addition of my 2020 or 2021 purchases onto the list I keep on my blog.

Excellent purchases by the way!

Linda Brazill

DANGER — When I order something I make an index id card immediately. When I purchase something in person, I try to make the card out before I plant what I've bought. It works pretty well these days. But there are a few trees or shrubs that I have no cards for; thus no idea of their age.

Linda Brazill

ELIZABETH — Of course, I am always lusting after all those SoCal plants I can't grow! Thanks for the kind words about the garden.


Exciting purchases! The ferns are beautiful. I'll have to look into that Muhly Grass...I didn't know any of them were hardy to zone 5. We have Purple Love Grass (Eragrostis spectabilis) up at our cottage, and it has a similar look, en masse. Happy garden dreaming. :)

Linda Brazill

BETH — I just discovered purple love grass on a recent online talk. I will try that if I see it locally to buy. Probably a smarter purchase than the muly. ​

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