Moving a blog from one platform to another takes time. I dreaded working through this process, and now, I’m simply overwhelmed by it.
The list of required changes looms large on my list of lists. Days continue to pass by me but daily I’m trying to learn a new trick here at my new home while I’m still cleaning up over at the old blog.
Recently I’ve been collecting seeds for Milton’s Garden Menagerie and I’ve been taking notes on where to find more seeds in the coming weeks.
This Polka Dot Plant is a plant I grew from seed this past winter and I hope to collect its seeds in September.
(I just love this plant.)
Garden tour season is in full swing. I’ve been trying to get out to see more gardens but my physical therapy is taking up a lot of my time. (I cannot begin to express how much better I’m feeling after back surgery.)
Sometimes I’m amazed that I’m just seeing some gardens for the first time, but life has been keeping me busy these past few years.
My garden is still in the middle of a major redesign. As I remove plants that have underperformed for me—rather than shop for new ones to fill the space—I’m just enjoying the emptiness.
Recently, Paul Bonine of Xera Plants Inc invited us over for dinner and we had the pleasure of returning the invitation to him this past weekend.
It was terrifying to have him over because my garden is such a wild mess, but the conversations he and I had as we walked through my own urban jungle helped me so much.
I badly needed guidance.
(He brought me some seeds too.)
The next morning I awoke recharged and refreshed. I went out to the garden to weed and John made me breakfast with a side of prickly pear.
If you’re new (or a veteran) to this blog, you may not know that my oft-used online handle Ficurinia is Sicilian dialect for ‘prickly pear’.
It was his first prickly pear experience—and he like it.
Good to know since he married this Ficurinia 11 months ago today.