1930. A brief (and silly) floral reflection


Willow knew a thing or two about gardening. In fact, Willow had taken night school classes in horticulture over a six week period; two hours each week at the local high school.

Willow’s friend was Michelle. Michelle didn’t have a clue about gardening but would go into her garden and plant things, and pull out weeds, and water this and that.

“I don’t have a clue what most of the flowers are called,” said Michelle, “but I know that they are very pretty.”

“You should go to night school like I did,” said Willow. “That way you’d learn something and be an expert and become a better gardener.”

“Look at these lovely crocuses!” exclaimed Michelle. “They flower in the Fall. They are different from the ones that flower in the Spring.”

“Don’t be silly,” said Willow. “Crocuses flower in the Spring. They are one of the first flowers to make an appearance after Winter. You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Oh how shallow it is to be a night-school-class graduate-in-horticulture-over-a-six-week-period! Those who know everything know nothing. Willow knew it all. She had nothing in her garden. Michelle knew nothing. Her garden was a picture.

The End.

[I know some of you will be disappointed in the lack of excitement in today’s yarn. For those who prefer something spicier, here is an alternative ending:

Willow was consumed by jealousy over Michelle’s beautiful garden. After a friendly salad luncheon at Michelle’s place, Willow suddenly opened her purse and pulled out a pistol. She pulled the trigger and Michelle slumped to the ground. As Michelle lay dying she was heard to exclaim, “Ha! Ha! Ha! I poisoned the salad!”]

29 thoughts on “1930. A brief (and silly) floral reflection

              1. badfinger20 (Max)

                You have any pointers? Sorry… I’m asking for free advice lol. I still have a stake on it so it won’t bend.
                I’ve got it where water can get to it… I know they need a lot of water.

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                  1. badfinger20 (Max)

                    Ok…I think I can do that! I’m going to see about taking the stake out now though…to see if it’s strong enough to stand up straight.

                    Sorry for taking a big left turn here!

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                    1. Bruce Post author

                      My thought is that it’s a weeping willow and by staking it you’re trying to tell it that it shouldn’t weep! It will weep and each shoot it sends up will be higher than the last – sort of like a water fountain getting higher and higher. That’s what I reckon anyway.

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                    2. badfinger20 (Max)

                      Thank you Bruce…your logic seems correct to me. This is my first attempt at a tree. I’ve always liked them…I will give that a shot tomorrow.

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