Oops, make that three feverfews
July 17, 2007
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Turns out that was a clump of three plants, not one stupendous one
To all the admirers of the huge feverfew in my last post, especially Digital Flower, Pam, Layanee, and Bonnie, it turns out it was a clump of three plants. The flowers were looking brown and tatty, but I could see new growth breaking out from the stems at the base, so I decided to cut it (them) down. That’s how I discovered it was actually three plants. I tried to check for that before I made my claim of biggest and bestest, but obviously I didn’t check thoroughly enough.
Now I have to trim the grass that the feverfew was hanging over.
Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.
in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013