2.23.2007

green thumbs


Is it time to start thinking about gardening yet? I'm ready!
On the way through the check-out line at the store the other day, I saw a garden magazine and grabbed it. As I looked through it at home, my heart was pounding! The anticipation! I can't wait for the color, the fragrances, the dirt-stained fingernails. Bring it on, I say!
I do not profess to be a master gardener, but how happy I am that gardening is in my blood. I remember my grandparents' garden, my mother's gardens. I love to see what my sister has done in her garden, and now I have 2 sisters-in-law whose thumbs are obviously green too. My grandmother-in-law is no longer with us, but her garden was amazing. She could grow hydrangeas and geraniums like no one else could in this desert-like area.
I have a blank slate out in my back yard. A huge one. It is a little overwhelming, because I want to plan and do it right. But at the same time, I think...how can you do it wrong? I'm going to plant what I love. Lots of flowers.
There is nothing so beautiful as flowers, I think.

2 comments:

Toni Cavallini said...

Mom said that the tulips are up about 4" in here yard! How lucky you are to live in an area with a long growing season... I'm sure you'll do great with your new garden!

Krista said...

I have to agree...heart-pounding, chomping at the bit...but I have to wait a bit more. But, Oh, is it hard! Of course, the snow is somewhat of a deterrant. Love from Wyoming!