I'm not fond of travel. I like the planning and anticipation. I like being somewhere interesting. I hate the actual travel: getting up early to catch a plane, long hours in a car, strange beds, disrupted routines.
What a grand way to visit far-off gardens, these videos found online. This one is the garden of Mark Akin, MD, Central Texas pond gardener. Touching and smelling the plants are not possible in this kind of tour, but lingering in a stranger's garden is allowed. I'm very grateful to KLRU-TV for putting their videos on Youtube.
I had to travel to 2 nearby towns today, in a rough triangle or dogleg. The last destination in the second town was to see if the big box store still had Julia Child roses. Not only had they not sold many so there was a good choice, but there was also a cart of 50% off tropicals and some fresh potted caladiums. I'll tell you about them after they're repotted, planted or whatever.