After getting the ground leveled, we went to Oakland Nursery to purchase some soil, weed prevention stuff and some of the baby globe arborvitae bushes just to see how they'd look.
With this comparison I'm thinking you have got to be kidding me. Isn't that a shame? Who knew that if you just happened to be at another store that there would be such a difference. There is however another shame that I must confess to. For the week that we had the underfed, skinny bushes...we kind of denied them water. It wasn't out of spite and anger of their thinness, it was mainly because we just dropped the ball, but hey, in our defense it did rain a couple days.
That lack of watering effort did not go unnoticed when we returned the malnourished globe babies. The helpful man in the gardening section who helped take the overpriced little globes out of the car said "what happened to them?" We honestly hoped that nobody would notice the dried out withering wafer thin plants. Our response, " you overpriced those skinny little suckers so we're better dealing them for new better chubby bushes! And to get you back for such retail abuse we denied them food and water just to give you a taste of your own medicine!" We said with fire in our eyes. Oh, but we did let them know that God provided them rain to save their lives.
Ok, ok... it didn't quite happen that way. Though he did ask why they looked dry, and we responded that though we did water them, we missed a day or so. We told him that we were permitted to return them since we found a better deal. He then said, no problem they bounce right back anyway! As we drove away and headed over to get our healthy, green, well fed, cheaper new bushes I thought to myself, hopefully those skinny barely bushy souls find a nice home where thin is in.