Just last month, here on my blog, I featured photos of the three large coleus plants I called "my girls" all summer, and brought indoors to overwinter because I couldn't bear to see them die.
Now I have to admit that my girls brought with them a whole herd of tiny flying insects, gnats or fruit flies or something.
I don't really know what to do.
I'd like to think I can get rid of the little "buggers" but I don't really believe I can. And we aren't always home to look after houseplants, anyway, vagabonds that we are.
So I'm afraid I'll have to put them outside in the windy wintry weather.
Part of me wants to advertise them "free to good home" but that would just mean passing on the infestation of insects to someone else.
And the bug problem really is getting to be awful.
So here they are again, my beautiful girls, just before I say goodbye to them.
(Or until I find a solution to the problem. No, Kay. Down, girl. There really is no solution. Admit it and move on.)
Linking to Lady Fi's Our World Tuesday