Monarda ‘Petite Delight’ has a few things to get off her petals. Management at May Dreams Gardens is not responsible for nor necessarily agrees with the statements and opinions of this plant.
First of all, we were totally, unjustly and without second thought passed over for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and now we are being featured on this meme called Wildflower Wednesday, sponsored by Gail at Clay and Limestone.
Do we look like wildflowers? Don’t answer that, we look all messed up right now because we’ve been blooming for weeks and all this rain has really done a number on our petals. Well, that is sort of right. Okay, we admit it. Our petals look this way rain or shine!
Anyway, we are too often associated with our wildflower cousins, that Monarda, also known as bee balm, the ones that spread all over the garden and self-sow, too. Really, they are just wild beyond belief and more than once I’ve seen management here at May Dreams Gardens yank them out by their roots and toss them onto the compost heap.
Anyway, we aren’t that wild. We are a fancy hybrid, after all, though we aren’t quite sure of our parentage. But never mind that. We are good flowers, even selected as an outstanding perennial by the Chicago Botanic Garden! We stay tidy and neat and we don’t get tall like our wild cousins.
Plus, we rarely get powdery mildew.
Second of all, who can we complain to about being planted way out here in the vegetable garden? We got moved here this spring. Hello?! We are perennials. We are not vegetables! We will admit that our wild cousins were often used for medicinal purposes, and we are proud of them for that, but we…
Oh my sweet pea! Blooming radishes! What in the name of chicory and dandelions happened to our original flower bed?
And where did the patio go? My goodness. Never mind. We take back our complaint. We are fine back here with the vegetables. That other area has gone to… well wildflowers, if you want to stretch your imagination and call those weeds by the fancy name “wildflowers”. I sure hope management has a plan for that area. Thank goodness we are back here safe and sound in the vegetable garden!
We are sorry to have shown you that mess. Really, truly, sorry. We recommend that you visit Clay and Limestone just as soon as possible to see pretty wildflowers and check out all the other posts for Wildflower Wednesday. It should help you rid that horrifying image of our former flower bed and patio from your mind. Tell ‘em Monarda ‘Petite Delight’ sent you!”
Management at May Dreams Gardens would like to assure Monarda ‘Petite Delight’ and everyone else that there is a plan for the patio area… a new, bigger patio.