So, then when you happen to come across the same plant, only in a tiny pot, for a fraction of the cost, you scoop it up, do a little "happy dance" and then hug the plant to your chest, while smiling all the way to the check out counter, where you hand over your retirement money to the nursery cashier.
I recently had this experience with a cactus, a Huernia to be exact. The nursery had a lovely big hanging basket with an amazing, and stinky, Huernia for $35.99.
|It was similar to this flower - I forgot to take a picture at the time.|
That's when I got that feeling and grabbed the plant for my cart.
|I got gypped! But, I also kinda like it! Huernia procumbens?|
I was a little bummed, but if I had not seen the big plant, and only saw this pink starfish cutie, I'm sure I would have bought it anyway and been just as happy.
Have you ever been gypped (bought a mislabeled plant) and how did it turn out?