Thursday, June 08, 2006

Boiling Roses

(not my rosebush - I found an image through Google since I needed visual aids for my story...)

Yesterday at work one of the ladies was talking to me about gardening and plants in general. Bless her heart, she's new and doesn't know the reputation I have with killing plants. Anyway, I did gently tell her that I know nothing, so she's decided to educate me on the subject. One of her tips was to pour coffee on your rosebush because they really like something in it and they will grow fuller, have bigger and better smelling flowers, etc. This morning I noticed the last few cups of coffee in the pot and since it's getting so hot outside now I don't drink as much and end up pouring it out. But the lightbulb went on in my head and I trekked out to the far end of the backyard (I say that like we have this huge yard or something, rather than your basic city lot) holding the coffeepot. I approached the rosebush warily and poured the coffee at the base - only to see quite a bit of steam billow up from it. I suppose the part of the instructions she DIDN"T tell me - and assumed I would just know on my own - was that you let the coffee cool first. I think I might have boiled my rosebush alive. :(

We had our last Bible Study last night on the Davinci Code and I know I will miss it. Next Wednesday night our church reserved two screens at a theater and we'll all go see it. This happens to be one of our favorite theaters as they serve dinner while you watch the movie and they have wonderfully comfortable leather chairs that lean back. So it's pizza, popcorn and movie night. :) Last night's lesson was on symbols and architecture and honestly we don't really talk about the book all that much - it's mostly used as a jumping off point for discussions. We have learned so much each week and the three of us have had some great conversations on the way home afterwards. Yeah, I'll really miss it.

~ Elizabeth

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day. - Abraham Lincoln

1 comment:

Shelley said...

I do hope your rosebush didn't get boiled to death! Not sure it that will affect it since the roots are in the ground, and hopefully by the time it gets to the roots it would be fine.

We have rotten luck with roses up here. They don't seem to winter very well. It's weird because there are others around this area who can grow beautiful roses and have no problems at all. We just don't seem to have the knack I guess...