Monday, November 20, 2006

Strange Bedfellows

Our garden is rather a jumble of plants from all over the temperate world. Now that it's too late to do anything about it, I've had thoughts that I should have made at least an attempt to achieve some sense of botanical geography; it would have been nice to wander around the world so to speak, through the different sections of the garden. Alas, it's not to be, so sometimes odd combinations do occur; here's our native puttyroot orchid (Aplectrum hyemale), growing happily next to Cyclamen coum, from the Elburz Mountains of Iran. Posted by Picasa

I have sort of the same issue, but with a different consequence. I don't know the historical origins of many of the plants in my garden. Consequently, when I want to make a list of which "native" plants I have, I don't know what is and what isn't.

So now it's like one of those puzzles where you have two lists, and you have to draw lines between them to match up like items (a list of plants in my garden versus a list of all native plants).

I wish I'd started with a plan from the beginning.
Karen... There are SO many things I say I'd do differently if I could start all over again with my garden... of course I'd buy Microsoft stock, too.
Well, at least the plants are getting along with each other! They don't care where their neighbor is from!!
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