Friday, April 24, 2009

Guilty as charged

On my way home yesterday, I stopped by Dodd's Family Tree Nursery in Fredericksburg. I happened to think I might find some butterfly weed seeds. We've planted butterfly weed for the past two summers, and it never comes back. Still, I'd like to have some growing next to the blue mist so the queen butterflies have a place to lay their eggs. Why not try starting some from seed?

At the nursery, I found and bought a packet. Then I browsed. And felt guilty.

"I'm glad I don't have a husband to make ME feel guilty," said a woman who was watering the nursery's roses.

"Oh, James doesn't do that!" I responded. "It's just that we're always together when we go to nurseries. He loves plants as much as I do."

Needless to say, I went home with one little black plastic pot of verbena, 'Wildfire Dark Red.' Soon after I got home, I planted the evidence!!

After supper, when we toured the yard, James spotted it right away. "Where'd THAT come from?"

"What? That?" I feigned my best surprised look. "Why, I don't know! Someone must have known I'd been wanting that color. Wow! Aren't they nice!"

"Well, why didn't you get two?" James asked.

"Because I just wanted one............." I stopped. CAUGHT!

James laughed. "Got you!" he exclaimed.

Darn. Foiled!

But isn't it pretty?


Town Mouse said...

Nice color! Yes, it's sometimes difficult to resist temptation. But we're doing it for the economy, aren't we?

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Hey I like that thought!!

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Interesting little chat between you two... I am sure most of us will have alot of those to spice up bond and relationship..... cheers! ~ bangchik at blotanical.

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