A dear friend sent me a floral arrangement for my birthday. I am sure that the picture of "Sunflower Surprise" looks sweet and lovely on the web site. In person, however, the effect is quite disturbing.
The eight blooms in the arrangement are not even close to shrinking violets or delicate rosebuds. They have large dark centers and florid yellow petals. They are aggressive, thrusting themselves out of the square vase into my personal space.
Whenever I look at them, I am reminded of the people-eating plants in "The Little Shop of Horrors." I am afraid to turn my back!