Am I the only person who has never heard those gorgeous growths of nature referred to as "cattails?" Used as a bug repellent? Huh? This was all new news to me. As Rob pointed to the cattails all I could think about was how cool they were- I was so intrigued!
I know what you're thinking...of course I've seen cattails before. It's just that I guess I sort of forgot about them. I must have unconciously stopped paying attention to them in my surroundings.
A week after the cattail sighting Rob came home from work carrying about 20 in his arms. I laugh out loud every time I imagine him on the side of the busy road cutting cattails in a suit and tie with a plastic knife left over from his lunch eaten in the car. Come on- you know that's funny!
I was watering my flowers last night and I noticed the cattails on top of the grill. Rob put them there to dry out before they can be lit. At that moment I had this crazy idea...cattails in the garden? Hmmmm. And just like that I placed Typhas into a vase and set them in the garden.
Typha is versitile, serving as a bug repellent and garden decor, and that makes me crazy for cattails!