OK, I think gardening has become an addiction. Alright, not gardening...shopping for plants. Yesterday I was driving home from work and I realized I needed an oil change. I like to get my oil changed at a place I usually go for car work, except I had to cross a toll bridge and had no cash. No problem, I told myself, I'll just stop at Walmart and pick up the body wash I needed and get cash back. As I pulled into Walmart I saw a parking spot next to the garden center and figured it would be closer to the body wash than the front door. As I entered the garden center I decided to browse their selections of plant since I don't frequent this Walmart often.
Their prices were so ridiculously low, and their clearance section was even better. They had a beautiful Hibiscus that was braided and trained to grow like a tree. I had been eyeballing these things for months at Lowe's for $24-35. Walmart had it on clearance for $11.50.
I also snagged a Canna (Canna X generalis) for $2.25 and a young Pink Dipladenia for $4. I'm going to make a beautiful potted display for my Mom's lanai with that plant and a trellis.
So, after I loaded up my cart with plants, and got my body wash, I decided that I couldn't get an oil change in this heat with a car full of plants . And I drove home.
I guess it's not the worst addiction to have...
...but I do get asked alot "Why do you have a [insert insect name] in your car?"