Yesterday, I was doing a little cleanup in the front yard when I noticed a few sprouts of 'Sunfire' hosta were peeking out below the purple ninebark. My thoughts immediately went to the 3 pots of 'So Sweet' hosta that I had purchased at the same time but never got into the ground. As a little pang of guilt went through me, I looked to the front porch stairs where (seriously!) they had spent the winter, unplanted and exposed. "I should really get rid of those pots..." I muttered to myself.
Just before the sun set, I headed to the stairs to retrieve them. Imagine my surprise when I saw this:
They sprouted! Right there in the container! All three of them! Absolutely amazing...
So I headed off to the back yard with my bundle of compostables, sans hostas. As I passed by the back door, I thought, "Well, surely the baptisia won't provide a similar miracle. I mean, those poor babies were sitting outside the door in a grocery bag all winter long! At least I didn't pay for them..."
I'm not even sure what to say about this. Obviously, some plants just don't need a comfy bed during the winter, or a gardener, even--they seem to do much better without my intervention! Hmpf!