First, she was absolutely, positively correct when she said I looked better with short hair. Which was exactly the kind of pronouncement that fed my reactivity as a young woman and kept my hair long for way longer than it should have been. Some women look marvelous with long hair. Emmylou Harris, Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep and my dear friend Tina Bennett can carry it off marvelously. Me, not so much. After fighting it forever, I am happily wearing my hair short and I know my mom is somewhere smiling. She never said I told you so, but, I'll give her this one. "Yes, Momma, you were right about the hair."
|Mystery gaura at Couchville Cedar Glade is Gaura filipes
PS All flowers are Gaura lindheimeri cultivars (native to Texas and Louisiana), except the last which is Gaura filipes, a native toTennessee and a few other states.
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.