Thursday, March 9, 2017

the exhaustion of the ranunculus

Alice arrived today - so of course I well stocked the house with flowers ... or thought I had done.  For the bunch of ranunculi sucked up a whole jug full of water during the night and, aqua-soaked, collapsed in a soggy heap.  I rescued five or six heads, but that was, in truth, a wild expenditure of $4 that, despite their original beauty, turned out to be the horticultural equivalent of built-in obsolescence.

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