Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Topic of the Week #4

I thought I'd best post one of these weekly topics...so here goes. This is the weekly question for SFCY Swap:
"Let's pretend for a minute we all live in the home of our dreams, have land, and don't have to work so time is unlimited! It's Spring planting season! What would you grow? A little veggie garden? A bed of bright spring blooms? Or is your thumb so far from green that the only thing you'd be planting is your tushy into a nice chair on the porch to get some knitting or crocheting done in the nice breeze?"

Well, if I didn't have residual effects from the injuries I sustained in the accident, I could do the things I will write about, even with work. But as this is let's pretend...here goes. I would plant flowers and herbs. maybe some grape tomatoes and cumcumbers in 1/2 wine barrel planters. Lots and lots of containers of flowers of all kinds, in beautiful clay and ceramic pots...(at one point, I had 50 scattered all over---now only about 10) My perennial beds have (had) all kinds of plants to attract hummingbirds and butterflies and bees and birds. I have gardens tucked in every nook and cranny of the yard, and garden art too. And this magical garden will weed and water itself, cuz I can't do all that much.
When all the plantings done, I will sit and knit on the deck admiring the beauty that is blooming around me.

6 comments:

km said...

Your garden is beautiful! And I can imagine the work. We don't have to "winterize" and there's still a lot of work.

Miss Me said...

self weeding and watering? sign me up! btw - your garden looks lovely.

Wendy said...

That sounds so beautiful. I think I just might join you there in spirit.

vegasangelbrat said...

And your garden is beautiful at that!! So aren't we neighbors..you can plant and I'll weed :)

chanknits said...

Sounds lovely, and the pictures ARE lovely...

Roxie said...

I have a black thumb. I can wilt plastic ivy. But if the fantasy includes a gardener, then I want fresh greens and tomatoes and herbs, flowers for the house, rugosa roses for hips, a Japanese stone garden for sun-basking, and a lush Persian garden for lolling in the shade.