To Order Or Not To Order, That Is The Question
It is time to decide whether to use catalog purchasing or wait to find things at the local nurseries. I often have opted for the nurseries for several reasons: larger sizes and more control over choosing my own plants for healthiness.
But catalogs sometimes have an edge. One thing is the real problem of “spontaneous buying”. Having no real plan …but that plant just looks so pretty. I’ll buy it! Then scrambling to find a good placement.
Besides the fact that many of my favorite local places either closed up or greatly reduced choices.
One thing I must do this year is get my annual seeds by catalog. The stores just do not carry some of my old favorites and I have gone without Mignonette (Reseda odorata) for several years now >:(
Gardeners get attached to such things…certain plants, certain fragrances; they are like old friends or Proustian memories .
It is not too late to send for some catalogs. I think I will do it online tonight. One of the things I like about the web.