She has said several times she doesn't understand why I like to garden. She is perplexed as to how I've learned the things I have (books, mostly), and why I enjoy all the huffing, puffing, sweating, and scratches that go along with gardening.
|'Strawberry Seduction' Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)|
I don't why know, either. But I do.
Still, even though she doesn't understand my obsession, I think she's a little proud of me. (Of course, she is my mom!)
Even so, I was surprised when last fall she bought me a plant. A plant! She had been to a new plant nursery!
I have no idea why she stopped at the plant nursery. I don't ask these things. I just took the plant, hesitantly thanked her, and stuck it in my garden. Why was the thanks given hesitantly? I didn't know if it would live or die. Remember, last year was the year of our long drought. And I hadn't bought any new plants, because I didn't think they would make it.
But I wanted you (and her) to know that this plant did make it. And it's now blooming. It's beautiful!!!
I love it! I'm now saying it without hesitation: Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mom! :)
Strawberry Seduction grows to around 2-1/2 ft tall and wide in zones 3 through 8. Heat and drought tolerant, thank goodness!