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Re: Small victories

Thanks, Jim and Zem, I'll take any little victories that come my way!

> [Original Message]
> From: Island Jim <jsinger@igc.org>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 4/4/2003 6:43:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Small victories
> maybe that's what gardening is all about, kitty. we can have the small 
> victories that escape us in other parts of our lives.
> At 08:15 PM 4/3/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >Friends,When I got home from work tonight, there was time, but there
> >wasn't, to work in the yard.  So instead I went around the yard with my
> >yellow flags marking things that need attention.  It gave me a chance to
> >really see some things. You can't miss the small sea of chionodoxa, glory
> >of the snow.  It has to be one of my favorite spring bulbs.  And my
> >Fritillaria raddeana have popped up a foot already!  And the most
> >stunning Pulmonaria, 'David Ward' is glorious and in bloom - hot salmony
> >pink flowers over soft green leaves edged with cream.  But other things
> >took much closer scrutiny.  The Bloodroot I moved last summer have
> >survived and are popping up.  The Anemone ranunculoides that I have tried
> >unsuccessfully for years are out and about  and have buds on them!
> >(Thanks so much Gene!)  The Anemonopsis that survived but didn't flourish
> >out front was moved to the back with the Toadlilies, and it's just now
> >showing some green.  The Actaea 'Hillside Black Beauty', purchased just
> >last summer is alive and well.  And just down the way from it are the 3
> >little Afghan Lilacs, Syringa protolaciniata, that I got from World
> >Plants last fall - all showing shiny new growth!  And one of my
> >favorites, Pachyphragma - sorry can't find a common name is gorgeous!
> >covered with tight white buds and a few have opened.  Nearby is Spring
> >Vetchling, limping along, but still alive - it too got moved last fall.
> >The Madonna Lilies are looking robust.  There's so much to be thrilled
> >about!  But the prize goes to my Bergenia.  I've tried for years to get
> >one to bloom .  Followed all the instructions.  Neat leaves but never a
> >bloom.  So the new one I got last spring - I put it in sun.  The poor
> >thing got trounced by a runaway Mountain Bluet.  Had to R&R twice.   But
> >hooray!  This Bergenia has several clusters of tight magenta buds tucked
> >down in there.  Finally a Bergenia success story.  May not seem like
> >much, but tonight, life is good! Kitty
> >
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