Thursday, April 26, 2007
pictures from an afternoon: the incompetent gardener speaks
(pots by Gary Rith, Jack and Emily)
I can understand why people hire gardeners. I have no idea how to garden, and I am indifferent to the act of gardening. I like a nice looking garden though. So, from time to time, I plant something, other times I weed something. I do not have the deep seated gardening instinct some people have, I guess because all my creative energy goes into pots. BUT, I like a nice looking garden, as I say, and 12 months into living here I know this nice looking green plant, which is EVERYWHERE, and has sweet little yellow flowers for about a week, turns into this monster plant, which stings when you try to pull it out in July. SO, Gary's 2007 garden plan: this weed is unwelcome. I made bowls for awhile today, but the door was open and so, out I went.