Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

I’m a Gardener Now

Today I decided to plant a garden.  I know, right?  I love plants and flowers ~ it’s in the blood.  My grandmother had the most beautiful gardens at both of her homes (in Washington, D.C. and Spotsylvania County, Virginia).  And my father always had plants in and around our home (he even kept cacti, despite the fact that my sisters and I were constantly getting the little pricklies stuck in our hands and knees).  My twin sister and I both have a house full of plants (neither of us knew about the other’s affinity for green things until last year ~ she lives in Tennessee and I live in Pennsylvania).

Anyway, I’ve been wanting to plant a garden for a while now but I’ve been too lazy to get it done.  But this morning, I decided you know, I’m just gonna do it…so I did.  I went to Lowe’s and picked up some soil (because what I had in my backyard was not gonna cut it) and a couple of packs of seeds.  There was no rhyme or reason to the flowers that I chose…I simply picked what I liked from off the pictures on the packet.  I also picked flowers that looked like they’d produce a lot of color.  I love color ~ the more exotic and intense, the better.  However, I understand my limitations, so I stuck with hearty plants that wouldn’t require too much work:  Lupine, Cornflower, Holly HockColumbine and Red Hot Pokers.

I planted them in my flower bed, but I also put some of the seeds into a planter so that I could move them around…  I’m a habitual redecorator, so I need things to be somewhat mobile.  Now for the part that I’m not so good at ~ the waiting.  According to the packet backs, I should see some seedlings in 14 to 28 days.  I sure hope so…

If you’d like to see pictures of my garden as it grows, check out flickr.  What about you?  Do you have a garden?  Is it a veggie garden or a flower garden?  If you have pictures, I’d love to see them, so post some links.

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