Surprise bonus for being thorough
Since the next week or more is supposed to be cold, I got out today to do some remaining work in the yard. I had 3 Icicle helichrysum plants in my big deck pots (looks like a silvery rosemary plant). This was the first year I had ever seen these and I loved them. Great silver accent color, and never got weedy. They were the tall accent in my pots. I donÂt know if I will ever see them offered for sale again. Even after all the other annuals died off after frost in these pots, the Icicle still looked great. I decided to see if I could save them, so transplanted them into 1 gal pots small enough to bring into the house. I hope it works and they donÂt die from indoor heat.
In the process I found a few things still in the pots. 5 tuberous begonias and 2 dahlias! Apparently I had overlooked these when I dug out the other tuberous begonias, callas, and dahlias weeks ago when the frost first zapped them. It seems like a lot to miss: but I guess with the tops dead I had forgotten how many I had in there. After I found the first one I crumbled up every promising lump left in the pots. Messy, but oh, so rewarding! I wonder if they have been damaged by being out so long. They were all still firm, though on the first begonia I cut a chunk off with the trowel.
Wow. I feel like I just got a freebie!!! You know you are lacking in gardening thrills when you get this excited about finding things you didnÂt know you had.
I wonder what I will find to do for adventure next week.