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Do I really want this jewel of a plant, this tempting beauty, breaking up my happy garden?
Can I live without my new love?
No! Why should I have to live without this beauty? I'm gardener! I decide what is planted and what isn't!
I set new plant in my basket, shove my guilt down deep inside, and stride determinedly to checkout counter.
I happily wallow in guilt-free denial while waiting in line. My new plant is in good hands.
But maybe I can grow it with marigolds? I could give it a shot. They might get along. Marigolds are tolerant souls.
Yes! Decision made. My marigolds are about to meet a new friend. I am no longer a horrible person for considering dumping my little buddies.
I am gardener, a proud caretaker of earth! My guilt slithers off to haunt me during my next nursery visit.
We gardeners have a deep relationship with our plants, each and every one.
But we always manage to find room for one more.
Jenny Harker is an avid gardener and writer offering free PDF e-books on gardening and the gardening life at mygardensoul.com