|newly purchased flowering lemon verbena plant + flowers|
|the vendor said this is an African... and before he could finish i already had purchased it|
|this is why i went to the mart in the first place, not for plants|
|discovered pink lace (on the left) too and am really swooning over it|
|coffee + english muffin prepared by elijah for me, my bfast of champions on busy flower mornings|
I counted our plants the other day while watering them and realized that we have 26 in our home alone, not including our garden in the back. This is what it looks like on paper:
26 plants + 5 cats + 1 dog + 1 fish
(I'm not even including 4 week old Chamomile in the cat tally--mine and V.v.'s recent forage on a morning walk two weeks ago. I know, I know. . . more on her later)
I realized something yesterday morning while I was at the mart looking to source flowers for a very special event happening this weekend. I have felt this sensation in the past whenever I am around nurseries, gardens, fields, heck even Home Depot. I get completely drawn into the flora world. My mind gets distracted with the slightest glimpse of any green friend. I get pulled into them, linger over them, touch their little leaves. My heart starts to pound and I am sure that my pupils dilate. My hands might even start to sweat a little and it is almost as though I am on a hunt and my prey is finally in plain sight ready for me to pounce. I truly feel a rush. Then it's over and I am at complete peace, usually with my new green friend sitting in the car in the passengers seat or if on the larger side then in the back seat. It is only a matter of time from the hunt that it is placed in a pot, watered thoroughly and placed in what I think is the perfect spot for it in terms of light. I introduce it to all the other plants by placing the new plant in between the others in the tub during weekly waterings. I tell them all to say hello and to make our new green friend feel welcomed as a new member of the family. Have I told you too much? I don't believe that I have ever written a post like this before. I just wanted to you let in. I might have a slight addiction to plants.
So yesterday, as I was trying my best to breeze through the nurseries at the mart to get to more flowers (why I was there in the first place mind you), a flowering lemon verbena entered my plane of vision. I stopped. My heart's beat started to feel stronger. I started to imagine it sitting pretty in my garden. We need this flowering herb I told myself! I don't have one and I can make tea with it and Elijah can use it for his drink botany and . . . and . . . ! Before I knew it, I was in the car with all my flowers + a newly purchased and stunning flowering lemon verbena plant and a tree. I picked up the phone immediately while making my way back home. Hello, Elijah, I did it again. . .
How many plants do you have?