a list of garden lists (part 1)
GO AHEAD, MAKE FUN of all the shreds of recycled printer paper and envelopes on which I scrawl endless lists. To-do, to buy, to remember (but then of course I forget to bring the list along when it’s needed). Lists are the promise of control, and garden lists—of what will grow in what conditions, particularly, or what is “best”—is a genre I really like. In what I expect will become a recurring post, here are the first few to add to our growing list of lists (please add yours by commenting):
The Ambergate Lists: From Ambergate Gardens, Mike and Jean Heger’s nursery in Minnesota, a series of great lists covering topics from plants for deep shade to plants that don’t require frequent division.
Vinnie Simeone’s Lists: Vinnie manages historic Planting Fields Arboretum on Long Island, my old stomping grounds, and has taught me many things. His personal website includes links up top to lists as desired as deer-resistant plants and plants for the seashore.