Wednesday, April 27

Some Plants Just Don't Need People...

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!

10 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It just shows you can't keep a good plant down. Now, find them a nice spot in your garden as a reward for their tenacity.

Lona said...

Some plants just grow to spite us while those we baby die. LOL!

Laura said...

My Hosta story-
Back when I worked as a landscape designer, I was at a client's house working in their perennial garden with the crew. We divided some Hosta and the client didn't want/need the extra. Having just moved into a newly built house, I happily took them home. Since I was extremely tired from working that day, I set the clump of Hosta down outside my back door (north side of house) with the thought that I'd plant them the next day. That was 15 years ago and they're still there; never did formally plant them!

Heather Culpepper said...

Hi,
I would like permission to use one of your pictures for a magazine article I'm writing for the June issue of Pensacola Home and Garden magazine. It's a story about Black Plants.
Please contact me at:
mylifeispinkphotography@gmail.com
to grant permission. Thanks!
Heather Culpepper

Stratoz said...

wonderful story. We do tend to think we are important parts of the plant's survival don't we.

Commonweeder said...

Wow - what stamina and perseverance. Proving our cry "Life will not be denied!"

Gail said...

Kim, We can do that here, but, wowzer, you are in a colder zone. Those plants give new meaning to 'hardy'. gail

Sissy said...

What an awesome surprise!

scottweberpdx said...

Hahahaha...that's amazing...I had a similar occurrence with some rudbeckia last summer. It's always funny how so often we baby our plants...when usually they'd probably be better off with less interference from us :-)

~~Rhonda said...

Plants *are* amazing! People should be so resilient! At our previous home, I had a clump of what I called my "box hocks." My MIL gave me a start of her hollyhocks. I carted them home in a cardboard box and set them by the garage door. Never planted them...had holly hocks there till we moved. :-D ~~Rhonda

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