Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Retraction

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!


33 comments:

  1. I do hope the Asters in my garden don't read this post! Note to self, hid the lap top ;)

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  2. We're so glad to hear you are much happier in your sunnier spot. Now if our gardener would just get busy and move us to more sun. Of course, it's not her fault the trees above us have grown in quickly and she's not lazy, no not really.

    Signed,
    The Color Guard Yuccas at a certain garden in San Antonio

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  3. Ha! I love the third person - I mean plant - dialogue or editorial here! I see them in the nastiest, hottest places in El Paso and Albuquerque just loving life.

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  4. That was fun. :~) Now I wonder what my plants are saying about me.

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  5. Let's hear it for the Lantanas in the Sunshine! Yay!

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  6. Those Lantanas--they aren't about to sit quietly by and take any abuse! Gotta love 'em!

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  7. Boy does that add some stress to my life. My plants might be complaining about me behind my back!

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  8. I'm going to go apologize to my Lantanas right now!

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  9. I've heard similar grumblings from my zinnias this year. They're really in a tough spot and I've threatened to abandon them, but they're showing me! A couple rains and they bloomed. Stubborn plants.

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  10. Woah.... never cross a Lantana (unless you're hybridising, in which case, cross the less lippy ones, without the ability to type). I hope those feisty plants haven't left soil on your keyboard.

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  11. Don't know when you moved them but they sure are looking good. Cute post!
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  12. Don't trust those sneaky lantanas, they'll say anything to make you feel sorry for them! We won't even let them into our gardens in Sydney, Australia cause they escape into the bushland and generally overpopulate. Sneaky devils

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  13. Too funny...I bet my roses have a few choice words for me too!!

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  14. I'll have to watch what I say about my plants, or they might rebel and write a post complaining too!
    Thanks for the laugh, and hope those Lantanas continue to thrive. Sadly they don't survive the winters here.

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  15. Even though they do look lovely in the sunshine, I don't think I'll get those lantanas - the last thing I need is plants that talk back

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  16. Dear lantanas! Your gardener will come back and take care of you, truly! She won't forget and give you all you need.

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  17. You didn't say a word about her getting the hedge clippers after you and she must have for you to look THAT bushy.

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  18. Oh, no! I planted my lantana in partial sun, not full sun. She hasn't looked happy, and I can imagine what she is saying behind my back! I must put her on the transplant list.

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  19. Ha!!! Too funny!!! They look beautiful !!!!! Happy week to you!!!

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  20. Funny post! Hope the gardener has a fab time away!

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  21. Dear Holley, I absolutely love this post, and for some reason a few of the plants in the garden are clamouring to read it too. But I'm trying to stay firm. If they read it, they're going to want their own stalktop computers, and I worry that I'll never hear the end of it ...

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  22. Dear Holley, I absolutely love this post, and for some reason a few of the plants in the garden are clamouring to read it too. But I'm trying to stay firm. If they read it, they're going to want their own stalktop computers, and I worry that I'll never hear the end of it ...

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  23. Dear Holley, I absolutely love this post, and for some reason a few of the plants in the garden are clamouring to read it too. But I'm trying to stay firm. If they read it, they're going to want their own stalktop computers, and I worry that I'll never hear the end of it ...

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  24. Dear Lantanas,

    You are beautiful and lush, true stars of the garden as you said. I'm so sorry that your gardener is so cruel to you but try to be patient, she's only a human being after all and they aren't very bright.

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  25. Hmm, I wonder what my plants are saying behind my back, I bet my clematises are sulking about powdery mildew too right now, time for action I think, before I get a stern message on my blog too. Thanks for the warning!

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  26. This was hysterical! If I thought my plants were talking behind my back . . . oh my. I'm so glad you moved your lantanas and they are happier now. But what a bunch of complainers they are : )

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  27. Those lantanas are feisty! Just as well our plants don't really talk (or type), or I would be getting so many complaints...

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  28. Yikes, you have me worried about what the plants in my garden say about me when I am not around... On the upside, the lantana looks very happy in its new sunnier position, which I call good gardening!!

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  29. Haha! That reminds of when our goats took over my computer and posted their own gripes. Oh my, I'm with Janet, my plants are probably cursing me behind my back! I'll look forward to your follow up post when the Lantana is bursting with blooms! ;)

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  30. Dear Lantana(s),

    Get thyself off of the gardener's computer and back in the sun before you mildew. The gardener means well and I'm sure she is sorry for saying bad things about you. I'll bet you're shopping on the Internet by now. Please be careful with the gardener's credit card.

    Bye now,

    Daylily Soup

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  31. Love this! Made me giggle over my coffee this morning.... :)

    ~Sheryl @ Flowery Prose

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