Delectable Dee

Today, I felt like there weren't enough time in a day. This day ended too quickly and I bit my lip and wince, suppressing the pain that shot to my back and legs. How long was I seated on that miniature stool? Surely it hasn't been 5 hours already.  I wobbled my way to a few feet from my mess and tried to stretch my arms up only to curl back in pain. Looking around, I automatically counted all the clean pots and the freshly pruned and re-potted  plants...1, 2, 3...9, 10...29, 30, 31.. 38! 38 clean pots! Working alone, wrestling with the woody bushes and squinting my eyes so my sweat don't trickle over my eyes, aching legs and painful back, I think it was a decent feat..considering I worked alone.

And I am happy. Gardening is so calming and therapeutic. For the first time in so many months, I was doing something productive with my mind not concocting anything drama-filled what-ifs and should have beens. I actually enjoyed my PRESENT.

I got hold of some Dahlia and Bay seeds over the weekend and have been too excited to sow them.  I kept on contemplating if I should go with the usual plastic cups that we recycle from when we eat out as germinating mediums or find something else smaller and much more stable. I went around the house to look for old plastic egg trays that come along when you buy a dozen at a time. I thought they'd make a good germination tray and they did! Whee. I'm excited to see them sprouting like little green babies!

(some of the mums I re-potted today)


"If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."
-Dolly Parton

12/15/2008 01:36:35 pm

Hi dee. I love gardening, too. Took after my father. He has is own herb garden. I agree with you, gardening is therapeutic.


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