Giving In

I often stop at the garden centers of Home Depot and Lowe’s to walk through and look at the plants. It’s so calming. And I never buy anything, because I don’t have room on my lanai for anything new unless I get rid of something old.

The last couple of times I was at Home Depot, I saw a verbena bonariensis. I was excited to see it. I grew those in Baltimore and loved them. They have tiny flowers, but they bloom constantly. And the bees and butterflies love them.

I was NOT going to buy it. I didn’t need another plant, and the one they had left was kind of scraggly-looking.

Yesterday I bought it.

The plant had some insect eggs or cocoons or something on it.

I searched the internet, but I couldn’t find what they were. I decided to take them off. I didn’t want to risk hatching something nasty into my small garden.

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2 Responses to Giving In

  1. Lauren says:

    It’s good that you bought it – that little guy needed a home! I can’t wait to see how it blossoms under your care. (Pun intended.)

    I seem to recall that ‘lemon verbena’ was a perfume mentioned on Little House on the Prairie (the t.v. show). Did I dream that?

    • Jill says:

      No you didn’t. Laura’s teacher wore that “perfume” and Mr. Edwards used it on an envelope he sent to himself to make the pretty post office lady jealous. (The youngest and I are working our way through the series…)

      Good luck with the growing, Brad!

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