Re: The Chrysanthemums
Who is "the lady down the road"?
List the precise details the Tinker is to tell this lady.
Elisa tells the Tinker to tell the lady down the road that:
-the chrysanthemums will root in about a month and to plant them a foot apart. They will grow fast and tall.
- cut them down in July so that they are eight inches from the ground
- They will grow back up and bloom in september
- The blooms take the most care. She uses her "planting hands".
Are these steps somehow a metaphor for Elisa's life. She grows and becomes tall and then gets cut down by some event in her life. However she grows even stronger and more beautiful after being cut down?