Sunday, March 18, 2007

Why can't I just dig 'em up??

A few have wondered how many of those plants from Memphis I brought to Chicago.
Most of the plants I grew would not do well here, if they lived, at all. The annuals were self-sowing, the roses were trained on trellises that we had to leave.
I did try to bring the angel trumpets, in pots, but the movers packed them into the truck and they sat in storage for about six months.
I am hoping to get some more from Sandra, this spring! This is not the first time that has happened to me.
I have had to start all over, several times. Each time with new construction, so I don't ever have established trees. That' s why I have never seen my peonies bloom. They resent transplanting, and sulk for a year or two. By that time, we have moved on...
If I could pick, I would not choose this area as my forever home, but God has brought us here, and I will make the most of it!!

I will be gone all week, leaving the projected 60° temps for Boston and the New England Flower Show, where they just got a foot of snow. What am I thinking??!! I hope the crocus don't bloom while I am gone....

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  1. That constant uprooting must be really rough, Sissy. So many of the most beautiful and beloved plants like Hellebores and Peonies need time to get going.

    I was lucky enough to be able to bring a few things from my IL garden when we moved to Texas, and a few passalong daylilies from old friends are thriving. But most of the stuff I brought here croaked in the first summer.

    Have a wonderful time at the flower show!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  2. I have lived in a couple of places that weren't my first choice but would have gladly stayed rather than move, move, and move again so I sympathize with you. Have a great time at the show!

  3. Hi Sissy, I'm back...and now you're gone! lol After being away for a few days, I'm slowly catching up with everybody's news! I do hope you have a great time at the Flower Show and managing to stay warm!! xox


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