What are your gardening challenges? Bad soil? No vision? You have the ability to kill everything but dandelions, which thrive? I know, I've been there. My husband makes me apologize to cilantro in advance every time I put it in the Home Depot cart. My orchids are alive due to sheer will. I have even killed indigenous plants that grow like crazy in the wild. And yet, year after year, I'm at the garden center picking
out victims like a deranged serial killer.
Because the joy is in the attempt.
Enter an unusual blog a friend IMed me yesterday.
This is a cyclist who was dismayed by the ugly and potentially dangerous potholes in his neighborhood. His solution? No activism or protests, no heated letters of outrage; he planted flowers in them to make them highly visible.
His creations rarely last more than a few hours because of where they're planted, which is sad, but it doesn't slow him down a bit.
And it makes me think that perhaps futility is just the beginning stages of practice. Why not keep trying? Even a short-lived triumph is a win, right?
Pop by his site and poke around. I guarantee it will make you smile.
Then meet me at the garden center. I need some impatiens.