Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday Vignette - how lucky I am to be a gardener

Walking around the garden one morning I stopped in front of the Melianthus major 'Antonow's Blue' and looked at it, I mean really looked at it. Soaked the whole thing up. I am plant rich, and I love everyone of them. Yet in that moment this was the only plant I needed. I hope you occasionally feel that way too.

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40 comments:

  1. I completely agree! Although the "I'd be happy with only this one plant" feeling usually passes when I start rhizome pruning... ;)

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  2. My Melianthus is one of those that I constantly marvel over - indeed yet another thing to be grateful for! It is such a stunning plant, especially when covered in water drops. On those days, I need nothing else.

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  3. "Plant rich." What a great term. Me, too.

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  4. It is a gorgeous plant that fills the eyes with its lushness.

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    1. You said that so well, "fills the eyes with its lushness"

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  5. I do sometimes feel that way about certain plants in my garden. Not Melianthus, which hasn't done well for me, but certainly about others. Nice shot!

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    1. Thanks Alison, glad you know the feeling!

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  6. oh you people, now i must have melianthus. how did it fare the winter of 2014? i have some other gardening friends who have the "I'd be happy with only this one plant" feeling about it. if we did have another dip into zone 6 winter temps would it be able to rebound?

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    1. We'll it is a USDA Zone 8 plant, but mulched heavily at the base it respond quickly after reaching 11 degrees that winter.

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    2. More research and I see some sources say Zone 7, what the heck...give it a try!

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  7. I've been looking at my melianthus the same way the past two weeks. Maybe it's the fall growth spurt, or the aforementioned rain droplets, or just those amazing leaves. I feel lucky too. Hoping for a mild enough winter to allow it to bloom like last April.

    Jim North Tabor

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    1. Part of the allure that day (for me) was the light, it was glowing!

      Sadly mine is so big I think I'm going to have to cut it back before it blooms, well unless winter does it first.

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  8. I've got to find room for one. What a stunner! I'm a sucker for blue foliage.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Beautiful. How I envy your 'moment'. Folks like me with PDF (Plant Deficit Syndrome) can't possibly focus on one plant long enough to truly soak it in.......

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    1. oops. don't know my alphabet. PDS.

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    2. Maybe autocorrect played with your original answer?

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  10. Thankful for plants, yes, and also for garden bloggers. They are the best. :)

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  11. I love your term plant rich. I feel that way too. Your melianthus is gorgeous!

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  12. That plant really does have it all, color...texture....volume :) Sometime's life gives you those little moments of true contentment. I cherish them. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. I hope you have some of those moments in this holiday season Jenni.

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  13. I have plants that make me feel that way, but no Melianthus major. I really should find a spot for one somewhere.

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    1. You really should, it would be fun to see just how big it could get, if allowed.

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  14. How lucky we are that you are a gardener, and a great garden blogger as well!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. Ah shucks Luisa, thank you! Happy T-day to you!

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  15. It's a gorgeous plant and deserving of the appreciation you lavished on it. Happy Thanksgiving Loree!

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  16. And we are lucky you are a gardener too Loree..thanks for enriching the community of plant people !

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    1. "Community of plant people"... I like that!

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  17. "A single rose can be my garden; a single friend my world." Leo Buscaglia
    Sometimes one really good one is all you need but we are indeed lucky to have so many of both!

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  18. This happens to me as well... grasses can feel that way or really fabulous anemones. I am not as plant rich as you... but rich enough ; )

    on another note, I have spend so much time reading your blog from what seems like the beginning that I am seriously laking sleep!

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    1. I sometimes think I should go back and read from the beginning, but the thought kind of scares me (what stupid things did I say?).

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  19. This makes me think of visiting tidepools containing lots of starfish with a seven-year-old who proclaimed "We're Rich! We're Rich!". How nice to be able to retain that youthful perspective and revel in your riches.

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    1. You paint a fabulous image Ricki!

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