Plants I Have Killed
All my water lillies. I let them dry up and threw them out. That was a heart breaker, but necessary. Someday I hope to grow them again, when I have a water garden. Repeat after me: a koi pond is not a water garden. A koi pond is not a water garden...
Pittosporum 'Golf Ball'. Twice, at sixteen dollars a pop. Plus tax.
Rosa 'Sexy Rexy'. I should have kept it. No one would ever believe how badly it rusted without seeing it with their own eyes.
Any and all Saxifrages, and yes, I should never have tried in the first place.
Lithodora 'Grace Ward', many times. What the heck does that plant want, anyway? Darn blue flowers!
As many Washintonia robusta seedlings as I can possibly yank. It's war.
Aloe polyphylla, of course. Who hasn't?
Raoulia australis. How could I pass up a plant named Raoul? And then I killed Raoul.
Scleranthus biflorus. Twice. Darn it.
Lillium 'Casablanca'. I get two or three years out of them. The lone survivor is back for a sixth year, but I think this may be its last. Still...gotta have them. See why?
Craspedia globosa. That one hurt. A lot.
Clematis 'Josephine'. That one hurt, too.
Rosa 'La Reine', which I yanked out three times and it came back again, so I let it stay even though its growing out of the middle of a boxwood hedge.
Ceanothus 'Snow Drift'. Hey, the flowers were white, not blue, so it's okay.
Every Heuchera there is. Then I buy more, and kill those, too.
Cymbidiums--eleven months of ugly with a one-month reprieve. It was a phase. I'm over it.
Not enough Gladiolas
Campanula poscharskyana, and it was a pleasure.