My friend Diane is an avid gardener with a special passion for flowers.
Her knowledge of her beautiful botanicals never ceases to amaze me.
And I’ll bet she could beat a botanist hands down in her
ever widening understanding of blooming trends and plant health. She’s even a whiz at memorizing the Latin names of all her plants.
For the past three springs now, Diane has filled my own flower gardens with new growth starts from her own plants. When something in her garden isn’t producing well, or gets out of control, Diane grabs her trusty spade and gets to work.
The result? Lots of interesting, new plants for me! Many of them are species I haven’t even seen before.
Last Sunday after church, Diane and I were talking flowers when she told me about some new varieties of echinacea that she had ordered. From there, she shared an interesting story about some of her existing plants that got me thinking about life.
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