I have been wanting a blueberry plant for some time. But, where to put it? I have been trying very hard to not pick up any unplanned plant purchases unless I can name where I will put it. Of course, this system has failed me a couple of times when I forgot that I had already put an earlier unplanned purchase in the intended spot. But, every system has its flaws.
There they were - for sale! Blueberry plants. Well, I quickly picked up two 'Climax' blueberry plants and put them in my cart. Oh, yeah, I almost forgot - I have a system.
And then the most wonderful thing happened. Some woman stopped me and exclaimed "Oh! Blueberry plants! Where did you get them?" I pointed the way toward the blueberry plants, and off she went to get her own.
Doesn't it make you feel good to have another gardener get excited over your unplanned plants purchases? I beamed up at my husband who was just about to ask me where I intended to put the blueberry bushes.
Well, of course! I can put them in the new catenary bed, over by the side where nothing is planted yet.
And that's exactly where I put them. And the fig tree that I picked up last summer (yes, another unplanned purchase). Except this time I had no idea where to put it before I made the purchase, so I finally stuck it in a spot that would have been way too crowded.
Essentially, I solved two problems by buying these unplanned purchases! Now I will have an area that I can call my "fruit basket".
Ha! Sometimes things just work out perfectly! How thrilling!