Just a quick note to let you know what a good time we had with my cousin. She is so organized and well, I'm not. She had her seeds in a pretty box and had little glass packets so she could put the ones for me into them. I had a handful of sandwich bags with seeds for her that were in the greenhouse. When I went out yesterday to get them out for her they sort of got scattered from here to yon. It was cold out and I was probably multitasking, or trying to.
Anyway, she loaded me up with some fine seeds that I'll have to look up to see what they are. One had the label datura on it and that rings a bell somewhere in the dim recesses in my mind. Morning glories, I think that is what it is. We will see. Some of them I just had to tell her I couldn't plant them because I'd think they were weeds and would pull them up. I gave her equally vague instructions about how to grow the seeds. I just throw them out and they grow. No hassle, but maybe I should get more organized. We discussed Nandinas and I love them, because they will grow through anything probably including cement! I adore the nandina plants. They grow in sun, shade, are very tolerant of neglect, and they give such beautiful berries and colorful foliage. My cousin is not as enthusiastic about them as I. I offered to dig some of mine to share with her, but for some reason she declined. I couldn't have dug anything today. We got 3" of rain the other day and water is still standing in the yard. Pedro is going to get a lesson in pruning my nandinas, by golly. He didn't do it right this year...and had nearly beheaded all of them by the time I got out there. If you cut 1/3 of the tallest canes back to the ground then they fill out and don't get those knobby knees that so many people condemn them for. They should be adored and praised for their good qualities. They also are very fruitful and there is no need for tedious propagation. They are everywhere from the berries the birds eat in the winter. I'll get Pedro sorted out about my nandinas.
We went for dinner and guess what...I figured out why I've gotten so fat. I eat too much. What a surprise. After we got back home and got her on the road with some of the "naked ladies" bulbs NitWit1 sent I sat down in front of the tv and fell asleep. I missed Pink's performance on the award show tonight. My husband said it was really good. And I'm so happy for Taylor Swift for best album of the year. Beyonce is a wonderful singer and I love her music, but TS won. Also, Stevie Nicks sang with Taylor Swift. That was a surprise! Stevie Nicks is big doin's around here. She volunteers time, money and herself to helping returning soldiers as one of the things she is all about. She is a good woman with a big heart and gives of herself plus she is 61 and looks fabulous!