What Is Your Oldest Plant?

Randall P. Linke randysgarden@gmail.com
Tue, 02 Oct 2012 07:39:55 PDT
My mother's parents used to grow cut flowers on a small scale during the
depression for extra cash.  My mother introduced me to gardening, I used to
accompany her on all the trips to nurseries.  She gave me a small section
of the garden, I realized later it was because she could see no use for it
been the shadiest, driest part of the yard and she purchased the plants for
me to grow there, such as gourds, none of which were suited to the
location.  Around the time I was ten she became furious with me for my
attempts to sort out and attempt to make crosses of her various bearded
irises.  Oddly, when I started my nursery she said she was surprised as I
had never exhibited any interest in plants and gardening.  It is hard to
say what my first plant was, I have always tended to have eclectic tastes
and have grown, or tried to, just about anything I could try.

Monterey Bay Area, California

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