In the garden center I was drawn to the fresh, new plants they were unloading. I decided to strike while I could: I bought 4 pots of herbs, 6 tomato plants, a 4-pack of crookneck squash, 7 strawberry plants, a 6-pack of dianthus, and a bag of stargazer lilies.
At home, I finally, finally had more than enough plants to fill up my now-vintage strawberry pot. This pot was a housewarming gift 30 years ago, and I have never filled all the pockets since that first season. It was high time, don’t you think?