My nursery visit the other day was recharging, but also disappointing. I was hoping to get some ideas for plants to add to my garden, but what I saw instead was this:
Not the full-sized "spring is here" plants I somehow expected, but rows and rows of perennials at the correct stage of growth for this climate at this time of year.
Okay, maybe they're a little bit ahead of similar plants that are growing in my garden -- these have been growing in a greenhouse after all -- but they're obviously not shipped in from California or other warmer climates.
So instead of walking the aisles between plants I read tags and tried to see the potential in these almost-empty pots.
Some were easier to visualize than others.
It takes a great leap of faith to buy perennials at this time of year, when all you can see is what seems to be a dead stick firmly buried in some potting mix:
Whereas something like this is a little easier to shell out for:
A few of the plants were quite full. Not full-sized, but not tiny either:
Still though, not the emotional recharge I was looking for.
I guess that's why they had these out too:
That's the table where my recent post about color came from.
Although this nursery has become too expensive for my tastes in the last few years, I bought a couple of small herbs which were still a reasonable price ($2.99).
Looking only does a certain amount of recharge. To get the full effect you really need to buy a plant or two, right?