Monday, April 07, 2008
People give me plants and seeds and assume I love to garden. Nothing could be further from the truth! Yesterday, after grousing and complaining, I planted a large number of flower seeds, with absolutely no hope that they will grow or prosper. Gardening takes something I don't have, which is what? Well, you have to weed, you have to water, you have to plant some things in sun, some in partial shade. I never get it right, and I believe most weeds have rights, therefore my gardening never gets anywhere, and for example, my successes are eaten by bugs, bunnies, woodchucks or deer.
I was slightly proud of this effort here, starting the seeds my wife had given me ('oh, thanks for nothing! what a burden!') and it was a hot sunny day and seemed gardeningish. This morning she tells me she got the seeds long ago, for ten cents a packet, dooming further an already doomed effort........
(in the front is lavendar and marigolds in pots: I have grown lavendar and marigolds easily in the past, and I have high hopes for those--I actually bought NEW lavendar seeds--I will feel like a million dollars if they make it)