20 April 2010

Healthful neglect

In 2007 I discovered a clematis thriving under some overgrown weedy vines in an area of the garden I had been ignoring for a couple of years. Planted in '04, the clematis had never bloomed, and I assumed it was long dead and gone.

It thrived in neglect, and nearly immediately upon care -- I pruned it, cleaned up the root area, watered it, etc -- it died.

There's a lesson in there somewhere.

I began this blog as way to keep a garden journal (when I did what, where, & why) and share that information. But, I have other priorities in my life right now and for the coming year, so I'm going to ignore this blog for a while.

To wit, my travel blog: http://mercatorial.blogspot.com/