A Visit from the Plant Lady

At Lake Forest RV Resort, one meets an interesting variety of people. There are the snowbirds who escape the steamy summers of Florida or the Carolinas, spending four or five months in New Hampshire. There are vacationers stopping by for a week or even a month. Some who own cottages are tied down by jobs and only make it to Lake Forest for the weekend.

I just met “the plant lady” whose real name is Diane. My gardening friend, Carol, brought her over to meet me. As we wandered through my rather scruffy gardens, Diane volunteered a tips on the proper care of my plants. She diagnosed why my four-year old iris plant wasn’t blooming (planted too deeply). Scraping away the soil to expose the rhyzome, she predicted that it might yet bloom this season.

She told me she was in the process of selling her farm but was bringing away many of her prized flowers first. Would I like some loosestrife and iris plants, she asked? Oh, yes! She even asked what colors I fancied.

Hopefully the next time she comes by, my garden will be a bit more presentable. Since we arrived a few days ago, it has had little attention other than to tie up my sprawling clematis.

White Iris

White Iris


I'm a retired librarian...photographer, online content creator, genealogist, and writer. My passion is convincing people to preserve their family history and to write about their childhood memories.

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