This plant brought back memories from many lifetimes ago when I was a lonely and desperate young mother of five living in a dismal rental. Well there was this scraggly carnation plant struggling for life right along with me in a planter on the edge of the drive way.
On the days when I would come home from work and heave myself out of the car, to unexpectedly find those neglected blossoms bursting forth once again, was a day I came into the house to cook dinner with a wee bit of extra zip in my get along.
So when I won this carnation plant in the Garden Club raffle, I was excited beyond what to most would appear rational. But the thing is, I had every intention of taking it home and giving it the tender care it deserves, because everything should have a bed in a happy home and the opportunity to bloom where their planted.