Thursday, September 3, 2009

Well, would ya looky here…

...at what’s flowering.


Why is this so special?

Well, this is the Asclepias tuberosa that was brutally yanked out of the ground by a plant-clueless, well-meaning husband (he was kindly removing weeds from one of the flower beds) and ruthlessly tossed into a yard waste bag where it was later (frantically) retrieved from by said well-meaning husband after his startled wife exclaimed “OHMYGOD! WHERE IS MY BUTTERFLY-ATTRACTING LITTLE PLANT?”

Remember that story?

Well.

As you know, after the discarded little perennial was frantically retrieved from the yard waste bag by the plant-clueless but well-meaning husband, the startled wife replanted it, watered it and said a prayer to the plant gods.

And it looks like her prayers were answered. In a good way. Because the question that had been asked during that fretful moment was: Will the Asclepias tuberosa that was planted again into the ground by the startled wife as her plant-clueless, well-meaning husband watched apologetically survive?

The answer is: Sure looks like it.

Not only did the little perennial that had brutally yanked out of the ground by a plant-clueless but well-meaning husband survive the trauma and the replanting. It looks like it’s thriving.

You gotta love those plant gods.

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