Fake It Till You Make It…


I love poinsettias…but…honestly…it’s unrequited…that’s right…they just don’t love me back…
I no sooner get them home from the florist…than the leaves start curling…and once they start curling…just like that perm I gave myself in the day…there ain’t no going back…and it ain’t pretty…if you know what I mean…
Over the years…I’ve tried different things…a sunnier window…more water…less water…all with the same results…curling leaves…and…yes…like the hair…they fall off…
The only time I had any success…was when I lived in Gulf Shores…it was mild enough there that they could stay outside…they liked that…maybe they just don’t like being in the same house with me…hmmm…I must have been married to a couple of poinsettias…but…I digress…
No curling leaves!
So…being the resourceful sort…I figure…if I can’t have it naturally…I’ll go for fake…and I have…two…beautiful…bright red…silk…poinsettias…well placed…in the hanging planter by the front door…
And if I do say so myself…unlike that home perm…they do look pretty natural hanging there…in fact…I just peeked out…to find that Jack Frost has indeed…nipped their noses…and if they can fool Jack…well…that’s good enough for me…
So…I’m feeling pretty good about the poinsettias…it’s a great solution…but I wonder…what do you think…should I be looking for a yardman…hmmm…
Jane

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