A long time ago.
I was thumbing through an issue of Southern Living.
And I happened upon the most beautiful image of a yard full of gorgeous hydrangeas – my most favorite flower in the entire world.
I told Grunt Labor, “You know, if my yard looked like that, I don’t think I’d ever leave it.”
But I had tried hydrangeas before.
And I didn’t have the magic touch.
A few weeks later, I came home from work and was surprised to see that Grunt had beaten me home.
He never beat me home.
I wandered through the house looking for him and finally found him in the back yard.
Crouched by the fence, hands in the dirt, digging a hole.
And placing a hydrangea plant into the ground.
And there were nine more already planted in front of that one.
He walked over to me and said, “Since you said you’d never leave your yard if it was filled with hydrangeas, I figured that meant you would never leave me either.”
Oh honey, I could never leave you, who else would be my free Grunt Labor?
And that’s how you get a yard full of beautiful hydrangeas.
Sorry if you were expecting something about sticking rusty nails in the ground or a magic fertilizer.
You know you don’t wanna miss any of this crazy.
Sign up to get my posts delivered to your inbox here.
Stalk Me Here: