Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Today On My Corner of Katy ...

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!

11 comments:

fairegarden said...

What a feel good story, Cindy! To thing of someone *getting* you is heart warming indeed. Sounds like you have some new friends! :-)
Frances

Helen Yoest @ Gardening With Confidence said...

Cindy, I can't wait to visit your garden one day...I hope you take me to all you wonderful haunts while I'm there. H.

Gail said...

Cindy, That's just grand! I've met the best folks by not being shy and stopping by to see their gardens. I always get jazzed by another gardeners enthusiasm about my garden~It's a good feeling~gail

Anonymous said...

Cindy, thank you for doing the reset. I'v often had something to say but stopped because of complications(Bear of little brain here)
First I love the picture you have up now and next I too planted Hoop Petticoats. They've been on my list for years and years but I always forget! We can compare notes. Bet yours come out before mine. LOL
I'll bet you new friends were thrilled for the tour and meeting such an accomplished gardener. Ms. Rustbucket. LOL mimi

Kathy said...

That's always been q fantasy of mine --to have a total stranger stop by to admire my garden. Happy for you!

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...

Oh,isn't that lovely. Living out in the country, that doesn't happen much out here, but I love that it happened to you today. Kudos on the tulips.~~Dee

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

How neat! Gardening on a corner comes with some public responsibilities, and it's great that you are so gracious and encouraging. Very few people wander down into my little cul de sac.

Leslie said...

Most definitely cool!

Carol said...

How fun! I love encounters with others who are gardeners. You are soon talking like you are old friends because of the common love of gardening.

Rose said...

It's always fun to be able to share your garden with others, especially ones who "get it." I don't get a lot of visitors since I live out in the country, but it's always a treat to have someone stop by who actually wants to see the garden.

Cindy, MCOK said...

Thanks, y'all! You're always welcome to visit my corner of Katy and we'll hit as many of my favorite haunts as are open!