In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
~ Kahlil Gibran
The pleasures above are Salvia 'Limlight' and Salvia 'Elegans' growing in the garden of Anita Clevenger. Gardening friends can't help but share the bounty, and Anita was especially generous.
This coleus, Perilla 'Magilla', was so stunning in Anita's garden I had to have a stem, and believe it or not, this is the first coleus I've ever been attracted to. Anita said it would root in water. I look forward to it growing with the red roses next year, and in arrangements it might be wonderful too.
This finely cut pelargonium had to come home with me too– it's a great arranging filler with roses. I decided to look up how best to propagate it in The American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening. This book is so thorough, I've had it for years, and never really used it until today.
There is propagation info for each plant listed in the book !
So many times, plants on the great wish list in my head, have pleasantly appeared. I wanted this Japanese Anenome when I saw it in San Francisco recently. Thanks to Anita, it will be swaying in the breezes of my garden a year from now.