Friday, February 4, 2011

Plant Shopping

I love plant shopping. The absolute worst is shopping online. When I go to the nursery, I can think, this plant is not a good idea. The last time you bought it, it was dead in a week, or it got mites and you cried when you had to kill it, or it never filled out a four-inch pot. But when I'm online I can delude myself that this time things will be different. This time the abutilon with the super-cool flowers will not die even though it hates hot weather. This time the really nice fuchsia will not get mites, even though fuchsia mites are a scourge on the West Coast, and magellanicas are particularly susceptible. It's so easy to point and click...

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