Drive-by Grass Cutting

by Joy Monger

I came home from work this evening to find one last birthday present:

My Bonus Dad had trimmed all my ornamental grasses in the yard.

Very exciting; especially since I still don’t know what the heck I am doing as a new home owner and gardener.

But also a little disconcerting to come home and find all your grasses bald with no obvious note or explanation; was this a prank? Did I piss my neighbors off and they retaliated by removing three feet of growth from all my grasses?  Is this the equivalent of when you fall asleep too early at a slumber party and someone shaves off one eyebrow?

Turns out it’s just the way men show you that they love and care for you.

No need to put into words what you can cut into the ornamental grass.