Today I'm here to tell you about two distinct types of flowers. Sisters, if you will. The Hussy and the Good Girl.
Consider the wildflowers I planted in the spring. One bag of annual seeds covered the south side of the backyard. They were tall and skinny and produced flowers faster than you can say WonderBra. Yup, those annuals were hussies, putting their goods out there for all to admire.
Come over here, soldier, and gimme a kiss.
But take a look at these other wildflowers.
Here's the shorter and heftier big sister. The one who took months to become substantial. The one who made her admirers wait for what seemed like an eternity for a bloom.
I'm worth waiting for.
|My own red-headed flower standing in front of the perennials.|
Yes, Good Girl, you were worth waiting for. Sure, your sister's a tall drink of water, but you're the keeper.
(So next year when you're planting your garden, think about investing in perennials. Cheaper in the long run, and they aren't as promiscuous!)