I found my first free plant of the spring and it is a whopper. Someone was cleaning out a house and there was a huge planter full of aspidistra (Cast Iron plant) on the curb with the rest of the yard waste. Since the owner was nearby, I asked if I could have it. She said I could and offered to help get it in my truck. I didn't realize how heavy it was - the large clay pot filled with aspidistra must have weighed well over fifty pounds. Then she said, "I'm glad I cleaned out the wasp's nest before I put it on the street". I had to drive around for another hour and kept wondering about the wasps - especially after I saw one and killed it, and another and killed it, and another and killed it!
Only three wasps - that wasn't bad, but then I began to worry about if it would fit in my car - I just got a new, smaller car the other day. Well, it's not that it's smaller, but more like it's less versatile - and being very clean on the inside made it harder for me to wantonly stuff plants into it, knowing that the soil would go everywhere. I managed to get it home in one piece and keep my car clean (it got dirty when I went to the feed store later), but I had to find a place for it. Temporarily it is in about the shadiest part of the yard, and I plan to repot it, maybe into two pots, it's so big. But that will have to wait until my back feels better. Ouch!