Just a few weeks ago,
this bougainvillea looked like this.
I feel guilty.
I should have done more
to protect my plants.
I lost my gardening focus.
Instead, I was enjoying delicious bowls of chili,
and a blanket, and my laptop
by a wonderful fire in the fireplace.
As my father would say,
my yard looks like it was
‘ridden hard and put up wet’.
This is what I need to do.
1. Go to the water district office and buy a water ticket to irrigate.
2. Fill bags and bags and bags of leaves and other debris .
3. Pry my caladium bulbs out of the refrigerator in the little house,
where I am sure they have sprouted and attached themselves to
the Diet Cokes.
4.Plant them asap, even though the timing is wrong.
5. Smile and talk to my plants and say how very sorry I am…