Sunday, November 8, 2009
Dawn Redwood...fall color in the morning sun at the south entrance to the Bonsai Penjing Museum
I worked in the Bonsai/Penjing Museum again this weekend and for the first time felt as though I had some grasp of which plants needed water and which didn't. Heretofore I haven't really felt that any of them were dry (actually, they weren't) but this time some definitely were. I like to water plants that are ready for water; conversely I am made very uncomfortable when I'm assigned to water a large number of plants and none of them need water. Curiously many of the dry plants were pines; the last few times I watered I don't think I watered any of the pines. Sometimes I find it helpful to think of water as a chemical, toxic to plants, that they nonetheless require in certain quantities. But I'm a bit odd.
I was the weekend waterer in the Greenhouse complex (and the Herb Garden), but didn't have a lot to do there. Tony watered yesterday and he is meticulous, scrupulous, and thorough.
Posted by ChrisU at 3:06 PM