Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

Green Thumbs

For work, a bunch of us received a pot, some soil, and some marigold seeds to grow here in the office (don’t ask), and mine are shooting out of the soil like zombies out of a graveyard! I’ve never really tried to get a plant to grow before, so I never knew that I would be good at it. My mom has always been good with some of the dry-weather plants (read: She doesn’t water plants well), but my Grandma can grow ANYTHING. I guess I got her gardening skills as well as her baking skills.

Since the marigolds started to take off, I’ve been taking better care of some Ikea plants in my bathroom. They haven’t really been thriving, but they haven’t died either (mostly because Ikea plants are nearly indestructable). Since my pampering has started, I’ve noticed a marked improvement in their health and well-being.

So I’m thinking that perhaps it’s time to get a few more leafy plants in my bedroom (with no cat to eat them anymore). I could use the fresh air, and my room would look a little more lively. Maybe I can take advantage of house-living by taking control of our front and side gardens. I doubt I could grow vegetables and get to them before the racoons do (they’re digging up our yard for grubs as we speak), but surely some flowers or leafy ground-cover plants would look nice… not to mention the rosebush that’s already situated directly under our front bay window. That’ll look pretty with a little attention and love.

Well, now that I’ve spent an entire post talking about gardening and pretty roses, I should probably mention power tools or firearms or something. So… power tools… firearms… something. Seriously though… I’m manly. I chop wood. I can start a fire with little more than a twig and sheer determination. Would you believe me if I said that I was growing a pretty garden as bait to draw in big game? No? Okay. I’ll just go now then.


2 Comments so far

  1. Deb March 25th, 2006 6:51 pm

    Where are your nephews pics? You can post his blog on your site, too, not that anyone will visit!
    Call me!

  2. Ericka March 27th, 2006 9:49 am

    Ya, manly. And you have that room in your basement……

    About the plants. I propose that you do a survey in order to calculate the advancement in their health and well being. You may find that they are able to give you some helpful pointers as to their overall happiness feelings of being loved, which, we all know, are of paramount importance to the young as they grow up. If you’re looking for someone to do a regression analysis when you’re done, just let me know. I’ve taken a course.