Wow! It has been a long time since I've posted. I even had to stop and figure how to make a new post.
It is my goal for 2019 to update my pages. I've gotten different plants, lost others, taken new pictures, found great old ones, made new notes, pursued other passions (here's one), and everything on the computer has fallen behind. I figure if I take it one plant at a time as it comes into bloom instead of trying to tackle it as one big job, I'm more likely to get the job done. I hope you'll stick with me.
I also hope to refine my own garden this year. It has gotten harder for me to find new plants that aren't similar to ones I already have, or have had but didn't like (or they didn't like me). Eventually I suppose I'll expand my online plant shopping horizons, but for now I mostly prefer to stick to the experience of walking through plant displays and seeing who calls my name. A computer screen can't compete with the smell and feel of real plants, and the ability to look at in person and determine for myself which one is best. Though I do have plant shopping plans, my focus has changed some from filling gaps with new plants to moving plants, maybe removing some, and allowing others to fill in a larger area.
I have spent enough time on the computer for now. Life cannot be lived virtually. Go out. Try new things, learn new ideas, expand your horizons. Pursue you passions. If something must be done, find joy in it. If something is worth doing, it's worth doing intensely. Love with all your heart. Share your time with those who share your values; the circle will be small, but the connection deep. Most important, share your gifts, whatever they may be, with others.