But along the way as I make all these goops, I learn a few things. The coneflowers will be replaced, the viburnum is there to stay, and I've already created a multi-step plan to rescue the milkweed. Here are the lessons I've already learned this week and it's only Wednesday.
Happy agastache is huge agastache!
I love the soft orange of these flowers.
Deciding to rearrange your pots at midnight isn't as bad of an idea as it sounds. Just turn on all the inside lights to help you see what you're doing.
My iris are about 2 ft taller and wider than I ever expected them to be. I'm not sure where to put this pot but for now, this spot works!
Sometimes your local nursery will surprise you by having several pots of the exact plant you've been looking for. This is liatris ligustylis, also known as Meadow Blazing Star, a native plant that attracts monarchs. I tried to grow these last year as bare roots, but the soil was too heavy and they rotted. Guess where I planted them? Right next to the doomed milkweed.
Fat buds line the stems.
When you're out visiting colleges with your daughter, just because you have a small car and the walkways look like roads, doesn't mean they are. That was disappointing.