Plant People

Today’s high is only 77°F (25°C). In fact, it looks like the seventies are stayin on a while. The way most people are happy about warm winter days, I’m always happy for cold fronts in summer, cause a bitch can breathe. As a bonus, it’s raining today!

Some pics from my shade garden:

 

One day when the sun was beating down on us, I stopped under a tree and admired the public hostas.

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As you know, what with being a forest creature and all, I am most content in the shade. I cannot take the sun.
I said this to my companions.

“Lemme just sit a spell with my friends the hostas. They understand me.”
“What?!?” Moo asked.
I clarified, “You’re like the lilies. You thrive in the sun and the heat. It makes you all pretty and happy. I’m like a hosta, too much sun will ruin me.”
Sassy said, “In that case, I’m a houseplant.”

 

And oh how we laughed and laughed!

Happy Friday Everyone!

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75 Responses to Plant People

  1. 🙂 It rained here, too, although it’s supposed to clear up a bit later today, heat up a bit today, then cool off for the next days. I’ll enjoy that. Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend, Joey.

    janet

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  2. Benson says:

    Funny post and pretty pictures. It may be in the 70’s but the humidity is in the 100’s. This bitch is having a tough time breathing. So on days like today I am with Sassy. House planted with the AC on.

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    Good one, Sassy! You’re clever to have come up with this analogy. I’m a shade person, too. I wilt quickly in the sun, and need lots of liquids to survive. Happy weekend.

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  4. 🙂 Oh she’s a quick wit! Loved that comeback.

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  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    Funny to see this post from you, because I actually thought of you yesterday when I saw our Ohio weather was going to cool down for a few days. I thought, “Joey would love this!” Me, not so much. 😁

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  6. Such a great quip. IS there such a thing as a beer plant? That’s me.

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  7. I love hostas. I had several different varieties when I lived in PA. They don’t grow well in NC. 😦

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  8. I’m a houseplant, too. It’s raining lightly – and I’m inside, waiting for the watering can. How I wish I could go out!

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    • joey says:

      The rains stopped here — I hope you got to get out?

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      • Haven’t gone out in a couple of days. When I tried to go for a bike ride, it was hot, humid, and too many things went wrong. I quit – and husband put the bike away because I couldn’t. I think it’s the antibiotics wiping me out (known side effect), and they will be over in another day. Will try again then. It’s no good if I go out and the humidity melts me immediately.

        I refuse to be stuck inside, but I’m also prudent when I’m extra tired.

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  9. larva225 says:

    I’m sick to death of the rain, but hells yeah for the lower temps.

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  10. marianallen says:

    Heeee! I’m a couch potato!

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  11. pluviolover says:

    Happy Friday back atcha. A little sun is enough for me too. So, pro-hosta in the nice cool shade.

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  12. Dan Antion says:

    I’ll take 77 in the shade, any day. I enjoyed this post (as I always do). I love your honesty with respect to nature. I hope you have a warm shady weekend.

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  13. rvpackard says:

    Oh, such humor! That Mama & girls!😂

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  14. Susanne says:

    One of my daughter’s is definitely a hothouse flower, another a house-plant, my husband a hosta or maybe a crocus because they come up through snow sometimes. I’m definitely a lily. Love your analogy, Joey. I will now categorize all my human friends in this way. You have the best imagination!

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  15. I’m still jealous of your garden!
    Enjoy the cool(er) weather. It was in the 90s here and the humidity is unreal.

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  16. baldjake70 says:

    That Sassy sure is funny!

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  17. JT Twissel says:

    Happy Friday to you as well! I’m with you about the heat. Ugh.

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  18. Luanne says:

    Hahaha, I love that! I am a houseplant, too!

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  19. I love that girl! I have two things to say about this. First, I have two hosta gardens. I like them, too. Second, you need to read one of my very early posts and you can hit me afterward, I’ll probably deserve it: https://wordpress.com/post/mainepaperpusher.wordpress.com/1802

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  20. JoAnna says:

    She gets her quick wit from her mama. Hostas have beautiful flowers when they get around to it.

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  21. Mmmmm, wish to put me your ferns on the wall and inhaaaale. Look at that green!! Right now!

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  22. HAHA! I think I am a houseplant most of the time, too! Enjoy your cooler weather 🙂

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  23. Jewels says:

    I’m loving this cooler weather. It got way too warm way too fast earlier this spring. I do love the warm sun on cool days though…

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  24. I prefer the shade as well! This heat wilts me, lol. Usually, I stick to the house when I can. A/C and ice cream when available.

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  25. So that a “bitch can breathe”…please send some of that cool air eastward !!

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  26. Erika says:

    Haha!

    Speaking of bitches, you’re making this one jealous.

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  27. lol. I’m with Sassy! However I do love some good 70’s weather and I really do need to start a shade garden since I only a small square in the backyard that get sun. 🙂 The girlie was complaining about the heat today walking back to the room from the boardwalk. She was seriously debating the efforts to go surfing. I was thinking “girl, you really are a Virginian now!” lol.

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  29. Oh, why don’t we live closer? I dug up some beautiful green blue hostas this morning and several are three feet across. I have them in buckets, a wheel barrow and a cart. I wish I could give you the big giant one so you could sit right next to it and relax. 🙂

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    • joey says:

      Oh my goodness! I passed one of those on Monday and marveled at it. I noticed it had no blooms — do they not all bloom? Or is it just not ready yet? I’ve got more hostas than you can shake a stick at, and I’ve divided and divided — but I don’t have any monsters. I’d be grateful, but that’s a long way to tug a wheelbarrow!

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      • Most of mine have blooms with some very short and others pretty tall. The bees love them. Once they are done, I cut them off because I can’t say I really like the looks. One friend picked up three big hostas this morning, and I delivered the four biggest ones to another friend this afternoon. They were so big I had to put each one into one of those large black plastic construction bags. Biggest hostas I’ve ever had. Wish I could have shared. 🙂

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  30. Love hostas! And Sassy had the last word 🙂

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  31. Joanne Sisco says:

    I think I established very early on that I’m not a good gardener. A really bad gardener, actually.

    I thought I just didn’t like hostas – horrible plants. Now I’ve learned from this post that I’ve maligned the poor dears by having them planted in the baking southern exposure. Small wonder that right about *now* they start looking like hell.
    The things I learn ….

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  32. reocochran says:

    Those children and you are so clever and funny, Joey! 🌳The way that you wrote this I could see it in a short story or in a gardening magazine. Well put and expressed with great energy! 💞
    My Mom loves the shade and I love the sun so while visiting she sits under the porch roof of her memory care building and I sit on the sun. It is with sunscreen but the heat warms my aching muscles. 😊

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