Spending O' the Green Acres

So far so good. 

I haven't been sucked into the garden center dirt therapy money trap this alleged spring.  You know how it goes.  You are so sick of gray skies and cold weather that the first sunny day you go to Home Depot or Calloways and buy a bunch of seedlings that, let's face it, once you get them in the ground you will be over it.  And you buy the enhanced gardening soil and the seeds and the extra pots and mulch and what on earth were you thinking!?

Except when my students paint in art class, I do not have a green thumb.  Then I have green hands and fingernails, often nose, and occasionally hair. 

Happily, two big flower pots on the condo patio are wearing green already for St. Patrick's Day.  One was planted with the wildflower seeds given at my eldest son's wedding reception in lieu of rice.  The other container has plants originally planted in a fairy garden.

It might be nice to have a pot of cilantro growing.  Basil.  Sage.  Dill.  But really, let's not delude ourselves about a jumbo harvest of homegrown veggies.  Maybe just a few color accents to slip in with the returning yarrow, oregano, mint, sedum, dusty miller and dianthus .....  ka-ching!

© 2011 Nancy L. Ruder


Kathleen said...

Very nice pots o' green!

Kim said...

Sisi and I always grow a pot or two of basil on the deck. She eats the leaves right off the plants while she's playing outside.


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