So, it was with excitement and delight that I spotted my "Rock Rose" from afar at a local Lowe's. I ran over to the display in order to
I wondered if the supplier was a small operation, or if they, too, were unsure of the latin name. As I was
Being the helpful gardener that I am, I launched excitedly into the fine attributes of this plant that I have come to love:
1) Easy to grow.
2) Drought tolerant.
3) Grows to around 3 ft. tall.
4) Blooms in the summer heat when other plants go dormant.
5) Spreads easily, but not aggressively, and the seedlings are easily removed.
Not wanting her to think I was employed by the
1) The blooms close at times. Almost like a reverse four o'clock, the blooms close in the heat of the day, but are a wonderful open bloom to wake up to in the garden.
After my helpful comments, I realized that she was looking at me
I once went to a seminar and the lecturer said when someone says the word BUT always pay attention to the ending. Like when someone says, "I love my husband, BUT -- I'm having an affair." , hopefully you paid attention to the ending.
Back to my story - BUT BUT BUT!!! She left without the Rock Rose!!! After I had told
But YOU! You might want this fine plant in your garden! I highly recommend it, if you find it for sale. It's sometimes sold with a tag that does not list its latin name.
BUT - (and you know what to do now) On my last