05 Sep '11, 12pm

New #Garden Rant: Priceless

New #Garden Rant: Priceless

These, in addition to a tree hibiscus, gardenia, jasmine, musa, and a whole bunch of other big and exotic (for Buffalo) specimens, are cheap enough when you consider how long I’ve had them, but their presence in the garden makes me feel lavish. They look lavish. Gardeners are lucky. Over-the-top for us costs relatively little in the grand scheme of things. A $4 strobilanthes can take on shrub-like proportions, amazing all comers with its metallic purple leaves. A $3 lilium can make hundreds of garden visitors swoon in their tracks. And as for all the bulbs I just ordered, if you tally up the various joys of choosing, planting, and anticipation, they will have paid for themselves before the first shoots appear above ground.

Full article: http://www.gardenrant.com/my_weblog/2011/09/priceless.html

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