That's what the big Kahuna (I affectionately call my boss this) said today. "I'm sorry," he said. "But I still think those planters are butt ugly."
I said I thought they were quite nice and, in fact, I thought they really worked well with the other landscaping (the colors are perfect). I told him I do know that some people just find cannas ugly (it's the cannas he objects to). In fact I used to be one of those people. But I have come to love them.
When I left work this afternoon a lady had just come into the office to visit the big Kahuna. My office is right next to his. When she came in I was just leaving and she introduced herself and asked me what I did there, etc. Then she said to the big Kahuna, "Did Jenny (the big K's wife) do those beautiful planters outside? I know what a talented gardener she is."
The big K looked at me, I looked at him and we both started laughing. I told the lady about the butt ugly comment earlier in the day.
Did I feel good? You Betcha! I am still smiling! It never hurts for the big K to eat a little crow.
The reason I took my camera to work today was to get a pic of the sweet potato vine in these planters. Just look how they have grown! I planted a lot of the very same vines at home (I bought them from the same place) and mine are nowhere near this size. Just a few days ago I posted a pic of one of my hanging baskets with the same vines in it. I wonder why they are growing so much better at work?
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.