Sunday, August 06, 2006
The last great splurge of 2006
I wasn’t drunk when I bought all this stuff, but the lack of judgment and restraint these purchases demonstrate might lead one to suppose intoxication. Still, how could I resist?
At a time of year when most nurseries are sad, empty places, once more the domain of houseplants and chochkies (no talk of those today!), this place out in West Seneca was bursting with color. Mostly common annuals, to be sure, but there was also a nice selection of perennials and some very reasonable mixed containers. I bought a magnificent one (above), mainly foliage, that I hope will provide some interest through September, as well as some verbena, sunflowers, galliarda, and butterfly bush. Oh yeah, and two big hanging plants. I’m not sorry, though; the garden looks refreshed, and I won’t feel quite as depressed as the season draws to a close.
I must have thanked the proprietor for having plants a dozen times.