Monday, October 25, 2010

MURRRRDER!!


I hear them whispering behind my back. Nosy neighbors, witness to crimes unimaginable. And, now they're stirring up trouble:

"It's murder I tell you, murder most foul!"

"This killing spree began early in springtime. We saw with our own eyes how she tortured those little flowers..."

  • There was Death by Dehydration. (RIP beloved Canterbury Bells.)
  • Death by Shameless Neglect! (I'll never forget you, Lord Baltimore.)
  • Death by Strangulation! (Who's got time to pull all those weeds?)
  • Death by Scary Critters! (No tippy toeing through the tulips for this little lady.)

 
Death by ignoring which growing zone I actually live in!
Goodbye my little cabbage. The icy fingers of a frosty night squeezed the life right out of you [and the rest of my heirloom veggies.]

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Suddenly, without a sound. Without a warning of any kind...

A crime of passion that should have the neighbors gossiping well into the next decade.

The premeditated murder of every jolly little houseplant that had bugs or refused to bloom... Such senseless brutality!


Whodunnit?
I did it!

I was a lazy, lazy gardener this summer. Forgetting to water, forgetting to weed. I didn't fertilize my flowers even once all summer long. I planted a lot of goodies but my lazy ways upped the body count, big time.

flowerpowerhg3 In loving memory of all the little flowers who died waiting for Kate to turn on the sprinklers. I promise to do better next year.

PS: I hope you'z all prepared for a hideous Halloween :)

24 comments:

Tufa Girl said...

There has been a bit of murderous activity in my yard this year. I (shamelessly) continue torturing the rest of the plants that have managed to hang on.

Kate said...

Hi, Tufa;
It's a wonder anything survives under my care. But we got bigger things to worry about. Whatcha gonna be for Halloween??? :D

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh dear, what has been happening in your quite garden? But I see you are going to try to ammend your ways. Love the this and the last post.

jan said...

Halloween is so fun! No guilt for not doing 'enough' - just completely voluntary participation!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Oh, you are so funny. I love this. Murder most foul indeed. Perhaps next summer?

Rose said...

Ha, Ha; I love this post, Kate! I, too, could be locked up for life if the Plant Police ever visited my garden:) I had every intention of being good and not commiting murder this summer, but it was so darned hot--sitting in the A/C was much better than pulling weeds or taking care of plant pests.

Hope you have a great Halloween! And yes, my pumpkins will go into the compost pile eventually, although my children will tell you I've been known to forget about them until Christmas, when they're frozen, slimy messes:)

sweetbay said...

Great Halloween post!! I love it.

Have a wonderfully scary Halloween!

Kate said...

Hi, Jen!
Got your gorgeous flower mosaic printed yesterday. Now I must prowl bed, bath and beyond for a super cool frame. :))

Kate said...

Hi, Jan!
It's official. I'll be in Vegas in December for some crazy cowgirl thing. I hope we can meet up for a glass of vino. (Don't worry. I'll leave my hat and spurs in the hotel room so I won't embarrass you in public.)

Kate said...

Thx, Dee;
I love Halloween. It's such an easy holiday. When my appetizers turn out horrid people think I did that on purpose...

Kate said...

Hey, Rose!
I was a slave to the a.c. too. In fact I think I blogged about gardening more than I actually gardened this summer. It was just so cool and comfy in here...

Carol said...

Dear Kate, I must rise in your defense. This was not a normal summer for you. I would bet that the garden understands this too. I can see you really get a kick out of Halloween. Personally I cannot even watch scary movies. ;>)

Rosey said...

I am guilty as well of killing some plants this year. I think of it as plantslaughter, I did not mean to really.

We have some blowing snow, Kate. It is miserable out there.

Gail said...

kate, What an inspired post. I love it! I am blaming the butler for the murders at C and L! gail

Meredehuit ♥ said...

Scary and Shocking! But also delightful. You are well ahead of me with my Halloween Posts! Loved this!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

What a great post. Very funny- I loved it! Have a great Halloween!!

Liz said...

Love your blog and post!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Ha-ha, it's great! Very timely!
Thanks for your comment on my calendula post. What is good for horses is good for us!

Kate said...

Thx, Carol;
Very true. My poor garden has suffered and so has the blog.

PS: I do love a good, scary movie though I have to sleep with the lights on after watching..

Kate said...

Hi, Rosey;
Same here. The leaves have not yet fallen but already we've got tons of snow. On the upside, the gold aspen leaves are very pretty in all that fluffy white stuff.

Kate said...

Hey - Gail - I like your thinking! The butler did it. :))

GardenJoy4Me said...

Kate girl you always do such wonderful Halloweeny posts .. I am so lacking this year it is embarrassing .. see my red face glowing all the way over here in the land of the North ? hehehe
I might just blame my plant misfortunes on a mysterious black cat that sneaks into my garden exactly at the time I have a nap ... now isn't that SNEAKY ??? LOL
Loved the card you sent girl : )
Made me grin BIG time this morning! Thank you : )
Joy ..... oh yeah ... before I forget .... BOOOOOOO !!!!!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Ha! I'm guilty of plant abuse and murder as well. Canterbury bells are biennials so maybe it wasn't you after all! (Some are, anyway, some seem perennial.) Have you seen Murder Most Horrid? I recommend it!

Melanie said...

Wow you are really getting into Halloween. This is wonderful fun Kate.