Although with apologies to her. For some reason Stings song ‘Roxanne’ keeps coming into my mind every time I look at her, and I have actually called her Roxanne a couple of time by accident.
She came into my life, a 6 inch bundle of joy with an impeccable pedigree. After all the Perennial Plant Association had named her the perennial plant of the year for 2008. How could I go wrong adopting this little cutie, and for a long hot summer we were happy.
Our problems started the following July. Where last year she was happy and flowered her little heart out, this year she sat sulking, and refusing to move. The final straw came when she started blushing red, this isn’t fall, she had no excuse for this kind of behaviour.
Look, there she sits, sulking behind her new brother ‘Beni Kaze’, was she jealous at the attention paid to the new arrival? Did she think he was more beautiful than her? Does she not know that a mother loves all her children equally.
I wondered if she was lonely for more of her own kind, and when a garden centre reduced her siblings to $1.00 each, (yes that is right, $1.00), I took the opportunity to bring them home, all 11 of them, Angelina Jolie has nothing on me, lol.
They were a bit scruffy, and a lot of people could not see past their outward appearance to their beautiful heart.
But there was nothing that a good feed and a haircut could not fix, (obviously picture taken pre haircut, if I took it after, there would be nothing to see). (I know that I said no geraniums in the Lime Walk, but it is a good place for them to put on some weight, no fighting it out with the others in the rest of the garden.)
Hopefully my Rozanne will perk up now that her brothers and sisters have arrived!