I planted bulbs: 20 Tulip 'Chrysantha', a species variety that I hope will naturalize and return each year; 14 Narcissus bulbicodium, 'Hoop Petticoats', an old Southern favorite from the Bulb Hunter, Chris Wiesinger, of Southern Bulb Company; and 25 Narcissus 'Texas Star', also from the good Mr. Wiesinger.
As I was planting, a car stopped and parked in front of my house, and I was greeted by the occupants, Dale and Elizabeth. Both of them are KISD bus drivers and Elizabeth passes my corner of Katy on her route. She's been wanting to stop and take a closer look at the garden and today she did so. Since I was at a stopping point in my labors and they were clearly appreciative of my gardening efforts, I took them on a tour of Wit's End. Elizabeth is the passionate gardener, while Dale is the builder and handyman. She was delighted by the plants AND the yard art, while Dale exclaimed over the many found objects incorporated into the gardens. Like the Head Gardener and me, they're fans of the Round Top/Warrenton area antiques fairs and were delighted to hear how many of my finds had come from there.
Meeting folks who get what I do here on my corner of Katy is one of my greatest pleasures. I think by the time Elizabeth and Dale left, they were full of even more ideas and dreams for their new property out I-10 west. I'm so glad they stopped to look and I wish them much success and happiness in their endeavors!