Monday, August 16, 2010

The Blame Game

Minny is to blame; don't you see? Because she had gorgeous hydrangeas in every corner of her beautiful Yarmouth garden. ↓↓



Cuppa really really really liked them, so they stayed in my mind. So, Cuppa's to blame.

So, when I passed some nice looking inexpensive specimens at W*M, I brought one home ↓↓ ... after paying for it ... naturally. I guess, therefore, that W*M is to blame.



The best planting spot that we could come up with was already occupied by a hosta, so I guess the former owner could be blamed for me having to move it. And for me having to enlarge the tiny garden by moving rocks which he or she put there so the hydrangea would fit. Said former owner could further be blamed for planting the tree that put down a big root right where I wanted to put the hydrangea. S/he had planted to destined-to-be-huge maples in a tiny backyard = more blame.



I know the root doesn't look like much ↑↑, but when one has to hack with a small hatchet with arthritic hands and dirt falling back into the hole ... well who's to blame for that? I could blame my hands on my mother, but she could blame them on her father, and I suppose that blame game could go a long way back. Perhaps, I should just blame Adam, the operative syllable being dam in this case.

And who is to blame for the fact that I couldn't sleep past 4:30 AM and didn't feel like gardening at all but knew it had to be done. Do I blame myself, my disinterested doctor, or the universe? Let's just blame the universe, shall we?

Meanwhile ... where do I go to lay blame about the maple tree that won't quit? ↓↓ We had it cut down almost two years ago, and it insists on sending up new branches. Sigh, come autumn, I'll cut the branches one more time once the leaves fall.



And I'd like heap some blame on the silly daylilies in passing. I took out all eight plants earlier this year because I don't like the generic orange daylilies. Now, there are more than a dozen sprouting up. Go figure. Anybody want some stupid orange daylilies? They'll grow. Promise. But don't blame me if they don't.

12 comments:

Mara said...

Didn't you drive out all the way to Yarmouth? So, wouldn't you be to blame? Or would that be too simplistic...

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Blame? don't blame me for just reading about all this blame going round and round...where will it come out (well we won't go there).

Diana said...

First I have to say that you are a dear with your arthritic hands to do this tough job AC. My hands are bad too and my sweet husband does all of the big digging and chopping. I just bought him a brand new ax that he needed to get some stumps out! You two are good men.
You do know about the acid balance of the soil for the Hydrangeas right? If they don't have the proper PH balance they won't stay the color that they are from season to season. I had to find this out the hard way :(
Love Di ♥

Anvilcloud said...

We'll have to see what will happen here, Di. I don't know if they'll turn that gorgeous blue here or not. Time will tell. What colour shift happened to yours?

Bernie said...

No wonder Cuppa fell in love with the Hydrangeas, they are beautiful. You are a good husband AC, whatever happens you have done your best....no blame.....:-)Hugs

Donna said...

LOLOL...Fun post!
These are Gorgeous...All of them!
It just gets too hot here for them. You have to have a Really Green thumb to grow them here.
I'm drooling...
hughugs

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Oh, pretty hydrangeas. You could wear one on your head. Now don't go blaming me for a dumb remark!!!

simplycol.com said...

You won't find to many hydrangeas here but if you do... they are often a greenish colour. Not sure on the why of this.

And with the Maple tree that will not die... we had a similar experience with an overly hardy tree root. We ended up calling in the professionals. They came with their root busting machine.. and bye bye tree. :-)

I still have this rose bush that refuses to give up... but I have come to accept it.

Diana said...

They were supposed to be blue, then gradually over a couple of years faded to a pale (not very pretty), Pink. Then they died!
It was after that when I decided to research the plant, a little late but whatever! I haven't tried one again as I prefer, no fuss, no muss!
Love Di ♥

Anvilcloud said...

Thanks Di. This is an inexpensive experiment on my part. If they don't work out, not much harm done.

JunieRose2005 said...

:) Enjoyed your blame game post-ALSO-the flowers are pretty!

Junie

Ruth said...

So many people play the blame game, but with far less gentleness and humour. Good luck with the flowers. They are far too finicky for me. I would stick with the orange day lilies.