Primrose Path

Sometimes the best ideas come from Garden Charms customers!

"You should have one that says, 'Primrose Path.' You know where that term comes from, don't you?" I was visiting with an herb festival customer at the famous Texas Antique Rose Emporium and we were laughing about how the beautiful gardens all around us sometimes tempted us into believing we were more gifted gardeners than what was strictly accurate. I agreed that the term referring to the experience of being unexpectedly led astray was an apt one for many gardeners whether we were led down the primrose path by gardening magazines, the gardens of others, or even our own over-ambitious day dreams.

Then to my astonishment she began quoting from memory Ophelia's speech from Hamlet, which ends with the now famous idiom. I wish I knew who she was so I could thank her for the inspiration (not to mention the impromptu rendition of Shakespeare) but her terrific idea is your gift with any purchase of $35 or more. May all your trips down the primrose path have happy endings.

But, good my brother,
Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,
Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven;
Whiles, like a puff'd and reckless libertine,
Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads,
And recks not his own rede.