This and That

I am not very successful at starting seeds in pots, but Mother Nature does a good job wherever she can find some soil. These are Jewels of Opar growing in an old brick.

I found one of my ceramic bluebirds shattered. It has sat in this garden bed for years. The pair was inexpensive, but they always made me smile.

Moses-in-the-Bullrushes is my favorite plant because it was given to me by my grandparents over 45 years ago. The plant loves our Gulf Coast climate and has reproduced manyfold. I was surprised to see it sold for $15 a pot at the nursery. Hmm, I may want to have a plant sale.


13 Comments on “This and That”

  1. LOL! I’ll join you in selling the Moses in a Cradle for 15 bucks a pot..

  2. It’s a good thing that nature takes care of most of the plant production because we humans have a tendency the mess things up. I love the name of the last plant.

    • The Moses? I took the plant to college and gave many away to our cleaning people and dorm mates. I like to think about how far and wide that plant has traveled. It has even been FedEx overnight.

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    It amazes me how much they charge for plants these days, esp. ones that reproduce like mad– even downright weeds, like Physostegia. Sorry about your bluebird… at least there is one left to enjoy.

  4. Tina says:

    I’m sorry about your ceramic birds; I’ve seen them in some of your photos and they are smile-inducing, indeed. Funny about the last plant; I’m in a similar position: finding rock rose (a total weed in my garden, at times, going for $10/gallon pot!

  5. pbmgarden says:

    That’s a special pass along.

  6. Deb says:

    Poor bird!🥲yes ,you should, those plants are lovely!

  7. shoreacres says:

    I’ve never heard of Moses in the Bulrushes. It’s an attractive plant, for sure. Since I don’t buy plants, I don’t pay much attention to prices, but I do remember being startled by the prices on native milkweeds at plant sales. Of course, it seems growing those is a little trickier, and some of the varieties aren’t so common. Still, on my occasional wanders through Maas Nursery I sometimes gasp at the price tags.


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