I've met someone worse than this guy. A lady claimed to have got hold of
some "illegal" poisons to smear on her front yard plants, just to keep away
the pets and the marauding children. Or maybe the idea was "kill them it
will teach them a lesson". Anyways, she was completely wacko.
Unfortunately I can sympathize with your wife. I also seem to plant too
close to the house and DH comes out and kindly asks me if I have done any
research about the plant or checked with the wonderful people on this
newsgroup before I planted my new friend. Of course in my excitement to get
it in the ground (due to happiness, time constraints as well as being in the
mood), I want to quickly get it in the ground so I can admire the color and
the beauty. I never seem to think about the future and how big it will get
or whether it will overshadow other plants or if other plants in full bloom
will overshadow my new friend. I really hate to admit that my DH is right
(usually 95% of the time, which is truly aggravating!) and mumble the entire
time I dig up my new friend and move it away from the house or plant it in a
different spot. Of course I get over my grumbling when I can really admire
my friend the next year and seems it is in the perfect spot it is now in. I
guess after 23 years, DH is used to me by now! What I'm getting at, is maybe
it is how you approach your spouse and how you say it rather than just what
you say. It works for my DH!
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