When we first met a few months ago, I confess that I had a touch of spring fever. Who wouldn’t after a long, dark and wet winter? I remember those first sunny weeks when it seemed like there was rebirth wherever I looked. I wanted to take in as much sunshine and fresh air as possible. It was glorious! And then one day, there you were.
I knew there was something different about you from the beginning. You stood out from the crowd, your appearance as distinct a your name. It was useless for me to try and resist your charms, I wanted to have you from the beginning. I was ready for a change.
I watched as you tried to fit in, but soon realized that something wasn’t working. By the time I admitted to myself that I had made the wrong choice it was too late to do anything about it. When I look at pictures taken last year, when another was in the place you now occupy, I regret my impulsive decision.
Tidal Wave Silver Petunia, you just didn’t turn out the way that I had expected. You’ve seemed a bit spindly from the beginning. Perhaps it’s your color, or lack thereof, that makes you look like you’ve passed your prime. In another garden, in another flower pot, perhaps with different plants to accent your unique hue, I’m sure you would be beautiful. Just not in my garden.
I just should have stuck with my tried and true Tidal Wave Pink Petunia. Don’t feel bad if I walk past you next spring as if I don’t know you. Just remember: It’s not you, it’s me.