|I know these...I think?|
Alas, I am not that bright...or something. Its something. Let me explain.
|What the heck is that?|
The trouble comes from where and when I collect the seeds. If I am at home, it is easy enough for me to collect the seeds and slip a piece of paper in with said seeds. Easy as pie, right? Only if I actually do it right then and there. I tend to procrastinate which explains this tiny tub full of seeds which looked familiar, but I simply couldn't remember from which plant I took them*. Oh, bother!
Often I'm away from home when the urge or opportunity to collect seeds shows itself. At those times invariably a readily acquired writing instrument plus something on which to write are nowhere to be found. If I'm lucky or planned ahead of time for some
|Not a turtle, but what is it?|
Then there's the seeds collected from my own mother's garden in the Dominican Republic. Oh, I have them nicely wrapped in paper, but more often than not, Mom doesn't even know the names of the plants. So what am I to do then? Make up names? At times I do!
You should see my collection of seeds. I'd show you a picture of the two boxes full to the brim with envelope, containers and bags, but I don't want to embarrass myself. It's a mess! And I don't know what some of them are...many of them actually. Ugh, I'm horrible!
|A miracle! I know what these are!|
Is there a cure? Sure. Don't go anywhere without pen and paper, plenty of bags, envelops and containers and always label. Good luck with that!
*The name did come to me after a while. They are Daylily seeds which explains why I didn't recognize them at first. I don't usually collect those, but I did this time specifically to give to my friend Alexandra Heep who needs to start a garden in her new place, and what better way to do it then for me to give her free perennial seeds?