While pruning shrub roses with bare arms and no gloves, I have come to think of gardening as an extreme sport for people with slow reflexes. -Gardengrrl
As you all know I have been really busy with overtime and such. A blog with cute puppies can only stay up for so long. Even my Mom has mentioned something about writing a new blog. So when SP left a comment in the Roxie blog, I knew it was time. (there is a little private joke in that statement.)
This spring the new extreme gardening sport at my house is called "Speed Gardening" To play, you have to work nights, have little time on your hand, love gardening almost as much as life itself and find time to fit it in.
Start with being so so sleep deprived you are the clinical equivalent of someone doing Redbull and Vodka shots. Pick a gorgeous spring day morning after a long shift. Careen into the Walmart Garden Center at 7:00am with a credit card and a need to plant something.
Buy all the pretty flowers that are on-sale. (They had little 6-packs of petunias, dianthus, marigolds and allyseum for $1.50) Grab a few frost scorched geraniums that have been marked down along with some strawberry, mint and pepper plants.
Drive home fast, but carefully without causing too many accidents or tipping the plants over in the backseat. (points deducted for spilt dirt or legal problems).
Now, lumber, lurch and maybe do a couple happy skips through the yard randomly planting things as fast as possible before you collapse on the lawn.
Skip shower, just wash hands and go to bed until awakened to take dog to obediance class. It's dark outside right now. Can't wait to get some real sleep and see what it actually looks like when I get up this afternoon.
So, what's your extreme gardening story?