So, Tom sees my ill-gotten goods on the kitchen counter and says, "You just took these? Didn't anyone stop you?"
In other words, why was I not caught in the act and hauled off to pilfering jail? Why would anyone stop me? Not like they care. They are abandoned annuals who had served their purpose; to look nice during summer and autumn until frost came to kill them off.
|Abandoned annuals...so sad.|
I just took a snip here and there. I mean to say, I didn't actually dig up entire plants, roots and all....although that would have been a good idea. But no! Just a few cuttings is all I took. You wouldn't even know anything was missing. What's wrong with that?
Hmm, maybe nothing wrong, you may be thinking, but what good is it? Why did I bother to snip those cuttings and bring them home? Ah! I was hoping you'd ask that!
I have plans for these cutting which involve my hanging baskets. If you will recall, my hanging baskets were a dismal failure this summer. Why? Cuz I planted seeds, seeds which didn't bother to germinate as I instructed them to do and what did germinate...well, let's just say it wasn't pretty.
I'll show you. I didn't get caught in the act of snatching these cuttings away, but I'll be darned if I fail at the hanging baskets again. More on that next time.