Monday, March 9, 2009

Love blooms in Asheville, North Carolina


I feel like you're my soul mate, Alice!

I feel that way too, George, and it's only been an hour since we met.

Alice, I want to know every marvelous detail about you. Where do you live, my sweet?

I have a Tudor house in Montford--

My favorite neighborhood!

And I grow a lot of shade plants--

I do too!

Especially rhododendrons.

Native rhododendrons?

Oh, all kinds. You know George, there are so many pretty hybrids and I--

This won't work Alice.

What?! What do you mean?

I can't possibly have a relationship with someone who grows non-native plants.

19 comments:

tina said...

Ha! Funny! Serious business this gardening thing you know:)

EB said...

This is funny? Non-native plants, the horror! ... ;)

Daffodil Planter said...

Tina and Emily, Hey, we all have our deal-breakers. Mine would have been cactus.

Jan said...

Great story!

Sarah said...

this is too funny!

Daffodil Planter said...

Jan and Sarah, So glad you got a kick out of it!

Randy Emmitt said...

Enjoyed this one. Yes i agree you both have to follow the same path.

Town Mouse said...

There's still hope, I'm sure. I'm waiting for ...to be continued. Maybe they have a glass of organic wine or two? And then...

Daffodil Planter said...

Welcome Randy! I have a lot of kin in Raleigh, NC and we visit Asheville regularly.

Town Mouse, Hmm, I had thought it was the end of the line for Alice and George, but perhaps this budding relationship can be saved?

Raquel at Cool Garden Things said...

Awesome! I met my beau in the garden...he's in lawn care and I am garden maintenance...

Alice Joyce said...

What would I do without you, DP?

Daffodil Planter said...

Raquel, Ah, love in the garden....

Alice, Well, since "you" are in Asheville, an article about the Biltmore gardens is in order?

Grace Peterson said...

Funny! I too would like to see the second chapter. Perhaps the wine will soften the jagged edges of idealism.

beth said...

thx for stopping by and i'm so happy you like my blog! I appreciate the sentiments!
I need to take a gander over here a bit!

take care!

Jenny said...

Well, if you live in Asheville, there's no excuse for hybrids. You can find Catawba and Rosebay growing with wild abandon anywhere in the moutains nearby.

Thanks very much for your comments on my post about "Mom and Cosmology." I'm very jealous of your location. You can go either to the northern Sierras or to Lassen or Shasta with no problem at all.

SusanGardenChick said...

George better be careful! If I learned one thing from all the other 99 word short stories on gardenrant, it's that gardeners can be a bloodthirsty bunch with a very liberal view of what sort of things can serve as "organic compost."

Daffodil Planter said...

Welcome Jenny! Yes, the Asheville area is a paradise of native Rhododendrons, absolutely magical. I prefer the Smokies to the Sierras but it's good to be living near the wild edge of nature.

Daffodil Planter said...

Garden Chick, The course of true love...?

Janet said...

great!!