Turning Over A New Leaf
Saturday, July 19, 2008
A word of caution for all of my girlfriends: If you ever plan to gift me with a beautiful floral arrangement for which I'm expected to maintain life, please do not take it personally if within a few weeks, it looks like this.
For the past several weeks this floral carcass has graced the
entrance to our front door. Pretty inviting...don't you think?
What can I say...I'm horticulturally challenged. It's just one of those things I'd love to be better at, but haven't quite made it a priority. Needless to say, we have absolutely no plants or flowers inside or outside of our house (that aren't self-sustainable), unless you count the occasional bouquet of flowers I pick up from the grocery store. But they're supposed to die, so I guess that really doesn't qualify.
Anyhow, I was thrilled when Shelly
gifted me with such a beautiful arrangement--although I must admit, the thought of returning it for the plant's sake did
cross my mind. But I was so moved by her sweet gesture that I was more determined than ever to give it the proper shot at life it so deserved. Yeah...that lasted, oh...two weeks. To my credit, I did remember to water it a few times. But once we left town for a week, that pretty much sealed the deal. It had absolutely no chance of survival.
Even though the plant didn't make it, I wasn't quite ready to let go of the sentiment behind it. So, I put it through even more hell by letting it bake in the hot sun for a few weeks and serve as a nice home for several spider families in the neighborhood.
Today, I finally had enough. I put the poor plant out of its misery and brought new life to my Shelly bouquet.
I promise...this one is going to stick around for a while. FAMOUS.LAST.WORDS!!
Hayman Hill MerlotPersonal Rating:
I think I had higher expectations of this wine. The first few sips tasted very strange--a very spicy front followed by a really weak (almost sweet) finish. But after a few sips, it seemed to balance out. Overall, I think it's pretty darn good with just a funky first sip.
• Posted by: Catrina
• Posted At: 6:18 PM
Courtney had this to say:
I've had 5 hibiscus plants in the front that have been dead a couple of months and 2 of them actually came back to life!
- July 21, 2008 at 3:57 PM
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