Cut to present day - unlike many of you, I have nothing blooming and we are expecting snow this evening and into tomorrow. I have the gardening itch yet nothing to do to satisfy it. The next best option is to plan and look at old photos as a frame of reference. Well, as I was doing just that early this morning, I realized that Weigela "Wine and Roses" may not be as much of a favorite as previously thought.
I found only one photo where it was the Weigela and only the Weigela. And if you take a closer look at the photo above, you'll notice that she looks kind of sad, like she's not really present when the photo was taken. But, when she was photographed with others, she seemed to come alive, like she was making everyone else around her happier just because they were in her presence.
This revelation immediately made me question if I treated any other past "flings" in the same manner. Well, seems like I felt the same way about the ubiquitous Rudbeckia (Blackeyed Susan)
In truth, I think she did get around quite a bit so I never did trust her.
I will say, I am pretty sure I found "the one" now and I do have the photographic proof:
Ain't love grand?