The roses exploded while I was away this past weekend. The scent makes your eyes roll back in your head and then there's those petals. Thick and soft and packed in there like this is their last chance to bloom and no holds barred. This is pure horticultural extravagance. I couldn't help but bring these nearly-spent blossoms indoors. And look at Dr. Gooch's stubby peppermint amaryllis back there. She's been giving us blooms since January. My Dad was surprised to hear I have no houseplants. Are there houseplants that provide such heady displays of color? I just need flowers. I have tried to resist. I cannot live without them. When I see them, I have to cut them and put them where I can be closer to them all day. I'm even thinking of going into the floral business. Would you invest in me? I need a store front. You should see the purple ones. Purple roses!!