Recently, as the story was relayed to me, Lanette's parents and her brother Kurt were discussing the matter of when would be a good time to visit us in Australia (once we get there, of course!).  Different months and seasons were suggested, with no one in favor of arriving during the heat of summer in January and February.

When Lanette's mom suggested May, she realized she'd miss the opportune time to plant the garden.  If she didn't get her pink flowers planted, she wondered if people driving by who knew her annual routine would think she'd passed away.

To offer an explanation to those driving by, Kurt suggested that she could leave a sign in the garden - "No Flowers - Down Under" - not realizing at first that such a sign might actually confirm what those driving by would already be thinking!