Their tubular roots dig deep and far. Not only have they attempted to overcome the ferns under the post oak, they've claimed the kitchen garden, on the other side of the yard, for their empire. Four o'clocks are like showy secondary characters, trying to take over a story.
I detest four o'clocks.
A broken irrigation well can make a gardener ask, "Why bother?"
Life's interruptions can cause any creative person to ask the same question about her pursuits. If we look around with an open heart the answers are there.