We interrupt the droning on of philosophical flights of fancy accompanied by photos culled from the archives to bring you this breaking news story!
Real growing plants, the kind that can be planted outside when temperatures moderate have been spotted at the local grocery. Not only spotted, but swooped up and placed gingerly into the shopping cart.
Tiny evergreens from the grocery floral department, being passed off as miniature Christmas trees have already been strategically placed on the sill above the kitchen sink to wait for consistenly nonfrozen ground to be planted out. (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Ellwoodii’ 2011)
Every January it is the same varieties on offer, purple crocus, most likely C. vernalis, and the miniature daffodils, N. ‘Little Gem”. But that is okay. They will join their brethren that have already been planted out into the garden beds after January purchase and greenhouse/sunroom holding until spring in previous years. Locations have been noted in the journal and photos taken to help us remember who is where.
Just a note, buying plants at the grocery shows up not as garden purchases on the budget records, but rather as necessary food items. Just sayin’~
ps. Don’t tell The Financier, okay?