Friday, September 23, 2005
there's a reason I avoid temperamental plants,
the petulant, the moody, the highly strung, the sensitive, the touchy,
the ones who like their compost just right, not too much sun, not too much shade, not too wet, not too dry..
it's because there ain't no room in this garden for both of us
that's why I get on so well with nasturtiums, daisies and calendulas - they don't try to compete with me
so imagine my surprise when I found a camellia thriving enough to actually flower
not a big flamoyant flower, it doesn't pay to be an exhibitionist
... just a sweet little flower to start with this year, then maybe next year.....if it behaves and keeps a low profile....