Last fall I saved a bunch of beautiful red geraniums thinking I would replant them this spring (they still sit in a garbage bag outside my barn, waiting to be dumped in the compost pile). The year before that, I failed to dig up the cannas in my pots. And before that, dahlias, left in the ground. I am a total failure when it comes to late season lifting and storage of plants that won’t over winter.
I always have high hopes, but between being only marginally organized and lacking a desire to further encourage the mice that live in my basement (oh, and add the fact that I have two kids, an old house, a business, a farmers market, and I write a whole lot) every year I end up essentially throwing money away on plants that I could have saved for another year. I just don’t get to it.
So when I saw this perfect piece of furniture (which I think is meant to be some sort of high brow design-y piece and not actual bulb and tuber storage) I thought if I could fashion a similar piece, I might just be inspired enough to manage being organized enough to fill it every fall with stuff that I can save. Adding it to the project list…..
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