He was very clear and to the point:
"You will NOT touch the bachelor button (blue) plante! If you do I will remove ALL of your plantes!
I don't like Oregon Grapes so don't plante any."
"Dear Mr. Laird,
Thank you for responding. If I didn't ask, I wouldn't know.
Okay, no Oregon Grape. So a Rosemary bush where the
dead tree is now?
See you on the weekend."
I think he has different ideas than I about what beautification means.
When I started he seemed ambivalent about me doing this.
Now that he sees what is happening/changing, he might be wanting to keep control.
That's understandable, so a fine balance needs to be maintained.