Sometimes, things I plant just work out wonderfully. This started life as a sad little ovoid basket with a straggly dusty miller, a volunteer lobelia, a tiny sprig of green at the base of a dead snapdragon and a lot of empty space. Jan took me to one of her 'secret' nursery finds, a real jewel in the parking lot of an abandoned shopping centre in Albany (Oregon, NOT New York), where I picked out a very unusual duo of impatiens. One was the gorgeous double mottled pink that looks like a beautiful miniature rose, and the other a cheerful pink with white eye single. I filled the empty spaces in the planter and hoped for the best. And this time, it worked
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