Crazy Things, part 1
I saw a fun meme at Annie's "The Transplantable Rose" blog, she got it from here. We are to list 5 crazy things a gardening addict would admit to doing. Well, right off, I thought of 2 things I have done. Not really sure they are crazy, I might need a bit more thought on that.
1. Stealth gardening.
I have on a few occasions sprinkled seeds into unused pots sitting in courtyards or in front of office buildings.
I lived in an apartment building once, which had a courtyard in the center. There were a few big pots sitting there, with dried up dirt in them. After looking at them for a few months, I thought I would plant some zinnia seeds in them, watered them faithfully, and soon enough, the pots were filled with gorgeous flowers.
I worked in a building with several giant pots sitting out front. There were dead sticks in the pots all winter long. Come spring, I threw in some easy growing flower seeds, california poppies, nigella, nasturtiums. They looked so wonderful all summer with a continuos show of flowers. In the autumn I put in some cheap bulbs for the following year.
Sometimes a variety shop would sell pots of plants, the plants are frequently neglected. I have come across bits of plants lying on the floor, broken from its parent plant. Well, those go strait into my pocket, it'll be swept away soon enough anyway. At home, the cutting goes in some water, and hopefully soon, I have a new plant!
I have a cactus that was obtained in this way, many years ago. I put a broken piece in my jacket pocket one autumn. Then I forgot about it, and switched to wearing my winter coat for the rest of the season. Come spring, I switched back to my jacket, and found the piece of cactus still in my pocket. It had been slumbering in my pocket all winter. I stuck it in dirt, and it grew! I still have it today, actually now there are 2 cacti, a piece broke off the Mom plant again.
I'll have a think about what 3 more wacky things I would admit to.