|Omphalodes verna with a true-blue flower|
I'm not going to bother going into detail of what became of that early ambition. I couldn't. Too much plant carnage. Too many experiences I would rather not be forced to relive. Yes, Anchusa was lovely, but the affair was fleeting. And Lithodora broke my heart. And I remember trying my hand at a ton of Onosma species that I grew from seed. Fun but brief.
|Mertensia virginiana (Virginia bluebells)|
And how cool are those Pulmonarias (lungworts)! (Actually as I type this I recall stumbling upon a whole forest of them off Penncraft on Ann Arbor's west side -- so maybe they can get a bit out of hand).