This past weekend, I was on a mission.
My mission was to replace the few plants that had died in my in-laws garden as well as replace their warm-season annuals with cool-season ones.
Unfortunately, I could not indulge my creative side and re-design the landscape that I had originally created 9 years ago because my mother-in-law wanted to keep everything the same as it was before.
My father-in-law was a meticulous gardener and was beautiful, perfectly pruned and very neat and tidy (very much unlike my own messy and untidy garden 😉
As his illness progressed, I started to take over care of his prized landscape. Now that he has passed away, I still care for it. Every Sunday night, we go over and have dinner with my mother-in-law. We always arrive a bit early so that my husband can do miscellaneous tasks around the house and I help in the garden.
And so back to my mission – I had to find the exact same plants that had died over the summer. Now for those of you who do a lot of planting – you know it can be hard to find everything you need at a single nursery.
As I pressed, on I noticed movement among the plants. This rooster was busy eating the tops of the plants.