Saturday, January 06, 2007

Jonesing

I've had a heck of a green thumb since I was only 4 years old. There is something about digging in the dirt and growing your own food which I find very relaxing and fulfilling. It has been over 2 years since I abandoned all my outdoor gardening projects due to neighbors who will not control their children and keep them from trampling my plots and ripping the plants up. So far I've been perfectly OK with this, dreaming that some day I will have a huge garden again when I own my own land and am able to erect a barrier fence around it should the need arise. Now all those blasted seed catalogs start arriving in the mail. I don't have the heart to throw them away, but I also avoid them because I know what it will do to me if I even take one little peek... and yesterday it happened. My compulsive side opened to a listing of heirloom-variety tomatoes and I found myself fighting the urge to unpack the gardening tools in the basement. Deep breaths, deep breaths, must be smart about this and wait.... :-)

2 comments:

KJ said...

We've downsized from a large yard to condo/townhome living. So now I am adjusting my gardening obsession to a patio -- I see a Japanese garden and bonsai in my future.

nonsequitur said...

Nothing wrong with that, and if done right it can be downright classy :) Thanks for visiting my blog btw.

Unfortunately, I'm one of those "all or nothing" types who doesn't like to garden outside at all if there is not a considerable amount of garden space involved. So, until I obtain said space, I keep on jonesing for daily dirt under my fingernails ;)