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.
In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.
in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons