What Is Your Oldest Plant?

bonsaigai37@aol.com bonsaigai37@aol.com
Tue, 02 Oct 2012 05:18:11 PDT

Growing up, my gardening influence was my grandmother.  She had given us Hosta lancifolia when we moved into the house.  My mother still lives there.  It was the "special" Hosta that always was in bloom for my birthday.  Now 44 years later it continues to thrive in the garden.  Remnant Narcissus poeticus from before the 1967 house purchase still grow and bloom along the creek.  Mom did little gardening at that time and attributes her gardening skills to me!  The gardens are full of lovely treasures collected over the years.  One maple tree on the property is a bit 40 years old.  At seven I insisted on planting the samara because I wanted to grow trees.  Over the years, there were added many pass-along plants from relatives.  One indoor bulbous plant, a Clivia, I've had for over 30 years.  It was a gift from a kind grandmotherly type who felt I could handle it.  I was about 16.  It's been through college with me, moved across the city, across the country and now resides in Ups
 tate New York.   ... have to get the Hosta lancifolia up here.

Interlaken NY Z6

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