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.