I felt exactly like the cat that brings its owner a dead baby bird. It must be so puzzling for the cat,expecting to receive praise, to instead be...uh..dealt with. (My wife has a great sense of humor, so she's OK with this post...LOL)
I checked with my closest gardening friend and told her that my wife now thinks that we have too many flowers.
"Too many flowers?" she said in a disturbed tone.
She thought a minute, then added, "You can never have TOO MANY FLOWERS."
Ahhh...I felt so much better as if a burden had been lifted.
But still I should probably apologize for going overboard with this cottage garden thing. So, honey, I apologize for bringing home....
these gorgeous new plants for the garden.
I'm especially sorry about bringing home this butterly magnet..the ageratum.
I'll try to swat away all those beautiful butterflies. :0)
Oh, and I'm sorry about the rare Vinca 'JamsNJellies Blackberry' that I was searching for and found this week. I feel just terrible that I bought two. (They were a whopping $1.59 each)Shame on me!
I think I feel bad about this incredibly cute Dahlberg Daisy...
...that blooms in profusion.
And I feel mildly annoyed at myself about this Zinnia angustifolium 'Crystal Orange'. It begged to come along with the others.
And my sincere apologies for dragging home this Bat-faced Cuphea. You see, the honeybees would not leave it alone at the garden shop, so it just seemed the right thing to do. Our honeybees are going to be so happy now!
And the owner gave me this almost dead yucca. He said he was just throwing it away. Homeless plants need a home! Can you forgive me?
But, honey, I have to admit, the Zexmenia hispida was an impulse buy. I do ask your forgiveness even though I know this Texas native is bulletproof, attracts butterflies, and needs no fertilizer.
In fact, I know what every husband should do to make up for a terrible deed...
I should buy you some flowers!!!
Wanna come along?