I have a feeling that this new job at the plant label company is going to end up costing me money. Today I was typing in the plant descriptions for a batch of tags and kept finding plants that I needed. I did not know I needed them until that moment, but suddenly these plants are indispensable.
Take Pieris japonica 'Cavatine.' I always think of Pieris as a shade plant, so when I read on the tag that it can take part shade to full sun, my first thought is, "Is this a typo?" So I check two or three trusted resources, and sure enough, they all say that 'Cavatine' will do fine in sun.
Well. My yard is full of sun, so even though I love Pieris, I haven't given it a moment's thought in years. Now I find one that likes sun, and I'll just have to have it, and you know how that goes.
The only question now is, will I earn enough at this job to offset the new plant purchases that it will instigate?
I've only been there two days and I've already started a tab. The owner sent me over to a garden center to investigate a couple of plants, and there was a Nellie Stevens Holly on the half-price table, and, well, one thing led to another and now I have one more plant to put in the ground. Sheesh!