Before my dental appointment this morning, I figured I had time to put in a few seeds and water them. As soon as I was out in the sunshine , I decided to see what the garden had been up to while I was asleep. My curiosity always gets the best of me.
My dental appointment all but forgotten, I tried to keep my excitement in check at seeing the amazing overnight growth of the Umbrella Plant (Astilboides tabularis), pictured at left.
Moments later, I came upon the variegated Solomon’s Seal, (below) in the early stages of blooming.
Several discoveries later, I suddenly remembered where I was supposed to be. Oops… off I bolted so that I would make it to my dentist’s office on time.
It wasn’t until I was sitting in the dreaded dental chair that I realised I had on my natty brown gardening clogs and worse, my fingernails were filled with dirt. Yikes … I have a suspicion that I am not the only gardener who wanders off to appointments and the like without even thinking of changing into better clothes!