Long-time readers of this blog already know that I love to tuck in a few annuals here and there in my garden when spring comes. And they also know that in contrast to my talented friend Ms. Country Mouse, I'm a hit-and-miss propagator. So I usually celebrate Christmas in April and gift myself a nice package (or two) of Annies' California Natives.
This year, my seedlings have been especially challenged. The first batch dried out (I really did thing the rainy season has started, but it hadn't. The second batch looks as if it might perish in the heat. Or maybe a few plants will pull through.
Imagine my delight when Annie's Catalog arrived a few weeks ago and I found that almost half of the plants in that particular catalog was California Natives! And, not to be missed, she also has a California Natives slide show here.
I haven't quite decided yet whether I'll drive over this year or whether I'll mail order again. Actually, I'm hoping to start by picking up a few little treasures at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, which is just a few weeks away (March 21-25, in San Mateo).
In the meantime, I'll sleep much better knowing that Annie has done the propagation work already, so if I want some pretty, colorful accents to my garden this spring, I can just order a box (or drive over to Richmond). Thank you Annie!