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?
The home of my dreams? Well, in my current frame of mind, that would be somewhere in the Outer Banks, NC. I think we’d skimp on landscaping and instead have a couple of pots of patio tomatoes, and flower boxes everywhere. There would be an herb garden in the kitchen window, and since money is no object, we’d have someone with a green thumb stop in once a week or so to make sure I wasn’t killing things.
I used to have a green thumb, but it deserted me a couple of years ago. The Knight does well enough on outdoor stuff, so perhaps he could keep an eye on things for me? The adorable little prince has a bad history with green things dear to my heart; he gets jealous and finds a way to …um… mark them for death… ?? Sissy would certainly want to see what I was doing, would then want to try to dig and/or eat the green stuff, so perhaps we’ll stick with things that can be secured out of her reach. (She’s pulled the window box off the front porch twice already.)
Now, if I allow my frame of mind to stay right here in Red Clay and Rocks, VA, where the deer eat all the tender little blooms…
Never mind. That’s pretty despressing, but it leaves plenty of time for knitting.