Less than a month after losing my main job due to the company's loss of a big contract, I did NOT need to see that VFTs have arrived at the local Wal Mart. I "broke in" to the domes of flowering plants and popped off the flower stems to give them a little more of a chance in those conditions and yes, of course walked out with two of my own.
I know that it is not as imporant an expense as say, food, but I was helpless to resist those little faces.
but it gets worse....
I then headed to a garden center that has a few domed carnivores that I've sort of adopted. I took one of the store's deep saucers and filled it with H2O from a fountain in the greenhouse and set the plants in it with the domes taken off. I stopped by to refill the water and then I saw them...two giant N. mirandas hanging from above! One had two plants in it and the other had pitchers that probably were pushing 7 or 8 inches. $25 each.
Sadly, I did resist-for now. I called for some growing environemnt guidelines and to my dismay learned what I had feard that a) it was a great price for a plant this large and b) it'd grow quite well here-espcially outside in the summer.
It is only a matter of time before I go back for one. I can just feel it. Maybe I'll let them continue to grow them in their greenhouse for a bit until I can swing it.
Why do these things have to be so bloody addictive?!!!?