Another therapy session with Dr. Hortfreud…
Carol, where have you been? You missed weed therapy last week and your garden is really showing it.
Dr. Hortfreud, I know! I went to Chicago for the Spring Fling, but I’m back now.
Oh, that’s right, I saw your post the other day about the “one of” plants. You know, you don’t have just “one of” plants. Take that Snow-in-Summer with its pretty gray foliage, you have a lot of that.
Yes, please take some Snow-in-Summer, Dr. Hortfreud, because I’m pulling it all out of this bed so that it stops mauling the Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’.
I can see that but aren’t you going about it kind of awkwardly? You are leaving all kinds of roots by just trying to pull the plants out. You know that Cerastium tomentosum, Snow-in-Summer, will just grow back from those roots.
Yes, I know that but I figured I would just keep pulling it out and eventually I’ll wear it out.
Or it will wear you out, Carol. You know there’s a better way to do that, right?
Yes, I know it would work better to dig it all out in the early spring, both the Snow-in-Summer and the Geranium, and then replant the Geranium. But I didn’t get to it, and the Snow-in-Summer started blooming. You know it’s bad luck to pull out a blooming plant, don’t you? And see how pretty the Snow-in-Summer blooms are?
Who says its bad luck? I’ve seen you pull out dandelions that were blooming and that doesn’t seem to have brought you bad luck. Ditto henbit.
Oh, sure, pull out that scientific evidence, I don’t care. I’m still going to try to avoid pulling out blooming plants, just on principle, if nothing else.
Okay, do as you wish, but I’m just saying if you have bad luck from pulling out a blooming plant then my name isn’t Dr. Viola Q. Hortfreud.
I didn’t know that was your name!
Yes, my parents named me Viola because it is a sweet little bloom of spring and can survive frost and isn’t easily intimidated.
What does the Q stand for?
I’m not sure if I should tell you, but it stands for Quercus, which is the genus of the mighty oak tree. My parents thought it would remind me to be strong and stand tall, no matter what.
Yes, hurry, Carol, and let me know how it turns out.
Thank you, Dr. Hortfreud, I will.