I'm one of those "gardeners" that is loathe to chop off perfectly good blooms for the good of the plant. Yes, I know you are supposed to, but I have always had a hard time doing it. My own mother has always told me to do so and she always has the most beautiful flowers. And there's even a "Star Trek" saying regarding the one and the many that I can't think of right now and may not even apply to this.
Anyway, that one petunia above that I really, really like grows like a weed and I did have enough sense to realize that I seriously needed to start lopping it off. Suddenly I had one of those lightbulb moments and I thought, "Why not bring them indoors and put them in water?"
These pictures really do not do them justice as they are a deep rich jewel toned purple that is just lucious and I'm not even a big fan of purple. The point of this post though is that it had never occurred to me before to bring the "perfectly good blooms" inside to enjoy. For some reason, petunias just seemed like yard plants. So as usual, my brain went through that whole "Why didn't I ever think of this before?" thing, except this year it has been different.
I think everyone has those "Why didn't I ever think of this before?" moments throughout their lives but for some reason, since my last birthday, instead of thinking it like that, my brain goes, "It took me 48 years to think of that?"
Why 48? I have no idea, but that's been my thought process since April. Is it because I'm getting close to 50? Does that make me subconsciously feel like I should already know everything?
I have no idea what the 48 thing is all about, but I'm glad I came up with the idea to bring the lopped-off petunias inside to enjoy. And speaking of great ideas, Lo told me about a website for people like me. It really came in handy tonight when we went to see the new Harry Potter film. it's: