Sunday, April 16, 2006

i planted my seedlings for spring. i'm trying tomatos for the first time. i've realized that hokey myth about gardening making you feel better is actually true. i can sit and stare at my plants growing and i literally will feel good. i would even go so far as to say excited. and what is better than playing in dirt? i used to think there was no point to flowers because i couldnt eat them and i should focus my efforts on vegtables. than i grew my first flowers and spent too long staring at them. i love them. if you need some therapy, grow some plants. here are a few i recomend that are hardy and grow fast: hostas- out door perenial. yucca plant- indoor tropical. rhubarb- outdoor perenial (grows big and easy to cook with). day lily- outdoor perenial that flowers all summer. pumkins- all you need is one and you'll be eating it for months and its amazing how many recipes you can make. Anyways, now i sound like a total green thumb, but the glory of plants is they are easy to replace when they die.

5 comments:

elisabeth said...

some flowers are edible!

elisabeth said...

i find great satisfaction in growing stuff. i think it is because i plant the seeds and care for them and when they grow there is something amazing, beautiful and kind of mysterious about the plant, and I get some of the credit because i planted it.

jay said...

i think if i were to get into gardening i would be a little too hard core and it would suffocate the rest of my life so if i had a garden for me it would all be perennial stuff. i don't know what but if i didn't have to go back each year for a new pack of seeds, that's what i would plant.

phyllis sweetwater said...

elizabeth mentioned that most perennials are fruits and asparagus was the only vegtable that she could think of. (i had to sum up her comment because it was posted in the wrong place i hope you dont mind)

phyllis sweetwater said...

gardens are especially good for planting apples and sunflowers. soon it will grow and be bigger and bigger. i can use my watering can. from EARTHA BBHGEHGF VB B GBHBFB B FB FH FGFERTG GFH GFGRU G SEG DG V GDGDVCX DVG FDH HDG SEG FG BBVCF