A COUPLE OF FALLS AGO, I PRAISED MY THEN-ONE-AND-ONLY MUM, ‘Will’s Wonderful,’ an anything-but-discreet creature with a hot-pink flower with a big golden center. Then a lot of you wanted to order it, but found from my link in that old post that its introducer, Ellen Hornig of the former nursery Seneca Hills, was no longer carrying ‘Will.’ But now there a happy ending (or new beginning)…and another:
For a moment I thought I’d have to start shipping you divisions myself (KIDDING), but then ‘Will’s Wonderful’ got a proper new home, thanks to a chain of emails, and Ellen, and the good people at Lazy S’s Farm in Virginia, who propagated mine and then carried it for years. Update 2019: Lazy S’s is closed, but my friend Kathy Tracey at Avant Gardens sells it, thankfully.
Also thankfully, my favorite mum, like all his cousins, is a prolific type, so these will be the first of many next-generation ‘Wills,’ I hope, who’ll find their raucous ways into more fall gardens.
I mean, I’ve since learned to like ‘Sheffield Pink,’ for example, but there will always be only one ‘Will.’ Glad he’s staying in circulation.