This is kind of embarrassing.
Remember how excited I was when I finally got a flower bed planted?
I had used a lot of dirt from a composting tree stump to help fill it in. Then I sprinkled in about 30 different packets of flower seeds that I found in my seed bucket.
I was so excited to see a few little seedlings started.
But to be honest – I didn’t spend a lot of time studying them – after all – we had a family camp-out, a wedding, Grandpa’s funeral, and the county fair. It was a little busy.
But I would admire the little plants every time I whizzed past. Which was often – since the bed is right beside the door.
Then – I noticed one kind of plant that was getting bigger and bigger. So big it was taking over the bed. I thought the leaves looked familiar – but I couldn’t place them.
Finally – I stopped on my way out to get the mail to study this amazing soon-to-be flower.
I couldn’t believe it.
Not just growing them – I was watering them and protecting them.
After all – I spent entire summers when I was a teenager cutting these nasty weeds out of bean fields.
I know how invasive they can be.
I wonder what the farmers thought as they drove in the yard. “Does she know that plant is actually a weed? Is she crazy?”
Well, not quite crazy, yet. Just really busy and more than a little distracted.
But don’t worry – I’ve got them pulled and even found some perennials on sale to fill in the flower bed.
So let’s just keep this embarrassing little slip up to ourselves – okay?!
I’m just glad that my dad doesn’t read my blog posts. 😉