03/28/2012 11:51 am ET

Barbara Scott Buried Husband Bennie Scott In Herb Garden For Three Months

She took "pushing up daisies" way too literally.

Florida woman Barbara Scott, 64, didn't just keep the death of her husband a secret, she failed to mention that 77-year-old Bennie Scott was buried in her herb garden.

Bay News 9 reported that the woman buried her husband in the backyard of their Lake Alfred home, and then told friends for three months that he was either in Oklahoma or had throat problems and couldn't talk.

Barbara Scott's daughter became suspicious, reeled in a confession and talked her mom into telling police on Tuesday.

"[Scott] seemed calm, almost relieved that it was coming to a close," Polk County Sheriff's Captain Jim Elensky told the station.

The Associated Press reported that the body was dug up that day from a grave 3 to 4 feet deep.

The cause of Bennie Scott's death wasn't immediately apparent, and no charges have yet been filed.