Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gardening 101...preperation

Yesterday I got the grand idea of getting some flowers to plant the whiskey barrels in the backyard and all the random pots I have around.  I'm sure this doesn't sound particularly abnormal, but the thing is...I hate gardening.  I don't like working in the yard at all.  In fact, I don't even like the garden section in stores.  Everything is wet and dirty.  Don't get me wrong, I don't mind getting dirty in the name of something fun, but gardening? Really?  It just isn't fun, it's just work that gets you filthy!   All that to say, when I decided to go get was relatively out of character for this mama (Ryan definitely raised his eyebrows).  What isn't out of character for this shopper is PREPARING for the activity.  Yesterday my desire to go look for plants gave way to shopping for the gardening gear.  I decided to go for green and pink (#1 rule: always have some sort of theme).  I got cute little yard shoes (lime green), pink yard tools, a pink and green kneeling pad, green gloves and a few other odds and ends.  I didn't just 'run into these items'....I hit Target, Wal-Mart, and Fred Meyer.  Looking back this all sounds relatively ludicrous, but at the time it made perfect sense. Fortunately I did eventually  get flowers, potting soil and all that good stuff but since it was raining I didn't get to start.  I will definitely update you all on my new gardening adventures! 
I had my mom take my picture with this 'statue thing' because it said, I love gardening!
This is my loot from Fred Meyer...I exchanged the gloves though because on my way out  I found some that were a way better green!


Ann Van Gilder said...

Tara, you are truly hilarious! Only you would think to have a gardening outfit! You brought a smile to my face today!

Our Family Blog said...

I love it and am right there with ya in hate gardening. Terry does it all (thank goodness!) I just like to enjoy the final product ;) good luck!

Mike and Mindy Roth said...

Oh my goodness, I feel the exact same about gardening. Last year we joined our community garden and I had every intention of doing it and learning the whole "gardening process". Turns out, Mike really got into it and I hardly lifted a finger all summer. I just stand around and watch Mike and Jaycoby do it, because it's just so dirty. This year I'll at least have a baby in my arms, so I won't look like such a slacker. Good for you for trying something new! Maybe you'll get into the whole veggie thing at some point. I must admit, that is my favorite part. I do love to pick the veggies out of our garden. And the kids LOVE it too! Jaycoby has never eaten so many fresh veggies. It didn't matter what it was...he would try it if it came from HIS garden.