Oh yes, every gardener has one or should have one, whether they will admit it or not.
A little black book of plants.
A little book where they list all their favorite plants and where to find them in their garden.
A little book where they can note of all the plants they wish they had and hope to find someday.
A little book with invariably a few plants written down and then crossed off because they fell out of favor or perhaps disappeared and can’t be found.
I know there is more than one gardener’s little black book of plants that I’d like to see and study up close.
Currently, my little black book of plants is mostly in my head, where names are easily forgotten, along with locations.
I plan to remedy that this winter.
I’m going to start by listing good ol’ Johnny Jump Ups. Violas. I’ll put them under “V” for viola. And I’ll note that they are usually in the containers on the back patio as soon as there is the first hint of spring.
Then I’ll move on through the seasons, noting all my favorite plants.
I’ll include my favorite vegetable varieties, too.
My little black book of plants.
Someday, someone will be glad it’s on paper and not locked up in some digital file or stuck in my head.