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Sunday, May 10, 2009
Fun Monday May 11
Faye of Summit Musings is our hostess for Fun Monday this week.
Heres da rules according to Faye.
So, as your host for the upcoming Fun Monday, I'm asking you to think about gardening. Do you consider yourself a gardener? Or, just the lawn keeper? When you think of your home, is it important that there are growing and flowering plants in your home landscape?
........ she went on with a bit more stuff but you get the idea!!!!!
First and foremost I must state clearly for the record, I AM NOT A GARDENER, there is not the slightest trace of green on my thumbs, and I have been known to kill a plant simply by smiling at it.
This has not stopped me from time to time thinking that I may have shed the "killer" gardener streak, I venture forth and buy a heap of plants... this usually happens around Spring time when plant growth is so vigorous that it takes a few weeks for my killer talent to win over natures vigor, this causes me to think that at last I'm going to have some plants survive... But NO!!!
I have a talent for growing weeds that would rival the best gardeners out there but if its something that would be chosen as a thing of beauty worth growing, I can kill it in double quick time.
To perhaps illustrate this point best, you will recall that I have been away from home for about 3 months during this time I have had the lawns mowed by a contractor, we had lots of rain and the garden grew like crazy (I wasn't home to kill it!!!) so the contractors weeded, pruned and sprayed away merrily and my garden was happy.
If I can bear the pain of more photos later I'll show you how to undo all their good work.
Please click on photos to enbiggen.
Not a trace of green to be seen. (but cop that lifeline!!)
During one of my bursts of optimism I hung all these baskets, installed an automatic watering system, and was briefly as one with nature.
A photo from this morning shows the total devastation of this scheme now (please note that the third basket from the right contains a weed known as the spider plant)
During another burst of energy I planted a few things in the front garden.
During my absence things have flourished... we'll see what happens next. (At least the house looks better with the full verandah and paint job.)
Now go and read what the gardening fraternity have to say about their exquisite little gardens of Eden while I console myself with a cold beer.