The gardener is gone! She will be out of town for a few days, with no internet service, so I thought I'd jump in and let you know what I think about her!
I think the gardener owes us an apology. She is not as good a gardener as you might think. She bad-mouthed us bush lantanas in this post. Just because I had a little case of powdery mildew. I was soooo mad!!! She actually called me lazy, lousy, and loathsome!
Well! I was quite insulted! I wanted to jump up and slap her! But, of course, I am a lantana, and it's hard to jump up out of the soil.
Thankfully, she moved us. About time!
She has been very happy this year to see that we are getting used to our new homes. I think we are the star of the garden, but she just considers us a companion to her precious roses! Since we bloom pink and yellow, she has planted a pink and yellow rose next to us. Makes me sick! Why not something purple? Or something white? Really! She has no imagination sometimes!
Anyway, we now get lots of sun. That was the whole problem! She should have known that. I bet she did, but she just decided to blame us instead. Does she think I liked having powdery mildew? NO!!! And we haven't had any more since she moved us to a better area with MORE SUN! HELLO!!!
Instead of bad-mouthing us, if she were to be fair, she would have informed you that we green up late in the spring so we aren't damaged in a late freeze! And we bloom late in the year so we can feed migrating butterflies! She didn't think of that, did she? She just called us lazy! Harrumph!
You just wait. In a couple of years she'll write some silly post about how gorgeous her lantanas are, as if all the credit should go to her!
In case you get the wrong idea, we lantanas are usually a much cheerier lot. We usually don't speak out against our gardeners. But, if you bad-mouth us, be warned, we will demand a retraction!