4

Denver Daisy, Redux

The garden glove has been thrown.

"Sounds like your thumb is anything but green, Patty," Cloudclimber posted in a comment responding to my Denver Daisy, Day Fifteen entry. "I got 14 plants out of that little seed packet and am going to set them out tomorrow." In that report, I noted that a single seedling had emerged from the contents of my Rudbeckia Denver Daisy packet, given out free to mark Denver's 150th anniversary this year -- but at least that seedling had popped up ahead of the standard twenty-day germination schedule.

The news only gets worse from there. Apparently Cloudclimber missed the sad follow-up report that my Denver daisy had disappeared altogether while I was out of town last weekend -- either the victim of a foul kidnapping plot, or simply a lack of water that had it drying up into dust.

In any case, Cloudclimber's mockery inspired me to try again. I've just returned from my back-forty (and by that, I mean forty square feet directly over I-25), where I watered the tomato plants that I thought would be my future fortune -- until Colorado was cleared from the salmonella scare on Thursday -- and stole some soil for Denver Daisy, round two.

My second packet contained a paltry five seeds, but they all seem determined to give it their all, and are now comfortably ensconced in a pot on the back deck.

Hope, like the Denver daisy, springs eternal. -- Patricia Calhoun

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: