Friday, June 5, 2009

Hi-Fives Garden Rant and the myth of gardens = scary

Garden Rant from made this great comment I'd like to share in regards to people who are too nervous to garden:

"Scared? Please. Heart attacks are scary. "

I can't agree more, but I'm the type that throws herself into things because I figure, if it can't kill me, might as well just give it a TRY.

I've had a hell of a lot more types of failure to worry about, and gardening is the least of my worries. It's not life or death that's for sure.

Example, you don't need to start with a full blown garden. If you like tomatoes, or cucumbers, or even salad, you can just have ONE pot with that plant and give it a go! Little sprinkle of water, a bit of sunlight, bam! Instant tasty.

As the avuncular Felder Rushing said to someone once: “You don’t have a garden? Come on! Grow a pot of lettuce, man.”

Dear Home Depot

Dear Home Depot,

Why must you persist in sending me coupons from your "Garden Club" with coupons that include annoying nasty chemicals of insect killer?

Many insects are pollinators, or beneficial in some other way, like predatory towards harmful insects and it's not nice to wipe out the good guys to get to the bad. There are also simpler, cheaper and better ways to get rid of pests (borax, anyone?)

I appreciate the tips on gardening, which you are kind enough to add some organic blurbs, but why then can you not send me organic product coupons, when you APPEAR to be trying to push an organic lifestyle????

Why can't I get a happy organic fertilizer coupon? Or coupons off of plants or pots?


P.S. You ought to talk to whoever is ordering plants from Lowes because their selection has been rocking your selection.