I was attending to the planned work activities for the day. There it was, a sign that said, Native Plant Sale, with an arrow. I knew the garden where that arrow pointed. There was a very good chance they would have something I needed. When pre-work activity step one was completed, I turned around and followed the signs.
They took me to the Corneille Bryan native plant garden in Lake Junaluska as I suspected and yes indeed they had things I needed. I even knew two of the volunteers working the sale. I'm kama'aina now.
I acquired Goldenseal. I tried growing that from seed and failed. I got some Jacob's Ladder. I bought some cultivar of this and it died. At the native plant garden it runs rampant. I want rampant. I was told the secret is getting the real native, not a west coast kind. The third item I bought was Elephant's Foot. It's a bizarro aster relative not likely to be found anywhere else anytime soon. I didn't have that.
I already had a list of activities planned for tomorrow. I need to paint my pots and place them in their final homes. I want to sow my squash and melon seeds in trays of four inch pots. The roadside vegetable garden can use a bit of weeding and prep work for the planting of fine produce coming up. I am determined to pick up the trash along the top section of the scenic byway. It's piling up and making me crazy.
Now I have a few items to plant. Is there any room for them out there in the Lush?
Location matters. I need to find the right places to put them so they will live long and multiply. I can think on that some.
If any time is left over, I might even get some editing in. I have decided it is time to stop ignoring the Poisoned Ivy. I attacked a big patch of it when I got home this evening. There is plenty more.