[gardeners] Shrub/tree mania - and it's all Liz' fault

Catharine Vinson (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 21 Sep 1997 09:34:53 +0000

Atlanta's god-awful drought continues, even as the new shrubs/trees start 
arriving at my favorite nursery. Fall planting ain't going to happen until 
we get some rain (and it was also 93F! yesterday!!), but my Fall 
binge of wanting to scarf up "can't live without" stuff is underway. 

After two hours of rationalizing, bartering with the Fates and other acts 
of self-delusion, I'd gotten my "wish list" down to eight shrubs/trees (I 
had started the nursery junket promising myself to limit myself to three 
new shrubs). Leaving my list with my Enabler (masquerading as nursery 
employee) so I could sleep on it and call this morning with the final 
purchase OK, I had just about talked myself into cutting the list down to 
five plants. Then I read Liz' note about the Japanese Maple. That did it. 
I'm getting all eight....and maybe a couple more things that just might 
not be there next week.

Thanks, Liz....you have just contributed to my deepening addiction and 
on-going fiscal crisis and plant budget deficit. <bg>.

Will post the list of goodies when I get home from nursery later today. I 
think the biggest "coup" is the Silky Stewartia. Any Stewartia is 
magnificent, but I've never been able to locate this variety 
locally before.

Catharine, the unrepentent addict
Atlanta, zone 7b