Looking for garden wisdom: send me superstitions and sayings
After blogging about my own personal Murphy's Law of Gardening (if I buy plants, they tend to die), two friends offered to let me dig up some plants in their yards.
I'm now nursing transplanted shasta daisies, coneflowers, black-eyed susans, wild geraniums and some other things that I don't remember the names of.
One plant-giving friend is Kathy Wallig (of quilting fame) and she was full of gardening maxims - for instance, she shushed me when I tried to thank her, saying that if you thank someone giving you plants, the plants will die.
I had never heard that one, or the one about "$5 plant, $50 hole," although it makes sense.
And, my favorite was one on a paver that looked like the photo in this blog post. Now that's my kind of garden maxium.
OK, experienced gardners - what other important superstitions and maxims do I need to know as I try to turn myself into a gardener?