February 9, 2006

Nice weather we've been having...


What to blog about when you are not at home and not shopping for plants or seeds? I am in the Northwest right now which is surprisingly sunny. The most amazing thing I've noticed recently is that lots of people garden or at least think about plants and flowers a fair amount. Its practically like the weather in how universal it is. I was talking to one woman yesterday about her clear memories of killing all her friend's tomato plants by smoking near them. A coworker emailed me about his failed attempts to grow berries on his porch, another friend and I talked for a while about orchids. In fact, I was so inspired that now I'm considering getting one and trying to keep it alive -- anyone know if I can do that successfully in New England? I always figured orchids were "out of my league."

So clearly a lot of the charm here is how we STRUGGLE to succeed at growing things and care a lot about that success. I think its because the urge to nurture something and not kill it is innate. Its a pretty comforting thought in this fast-paced, pre-packaged, age of technology (and blogging). Alright, enough with the philosophical mumbo jumbo, I gotta get an Americano and check my e mail.

I've added some more garden resources links to the side here. If you've got suggestions feel free to send them my way.

2 comments:

Jersey, where the BIG tomatoes grow said...

I'm so in awe of your capacity to care for things/make them grow. I actually resent a plant if someone gives me one. How unhuman care-giver-y of me.

Randi said...

I like the black-eyed Susan thing - reminds me of red-handed Jill in the new peter pan movie .

Furthermore, this is a great blog. Keep rocking out the pictures.