I was tagged by Beth at Morning Glories to participate in the Seven Random Things About Me meme. To keep this post on topic, I won't go completely random but make it seven things about myself as a gardener.
1. I believe I inherited my Love of Gardening from my paternal grandmother who lived a very hard life on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. One day I found a photo of her in her flower/vegetable garden and recognized the look of wonder and contentment on her face. It's a gardener thing. You can always recognize that look.
2. The one thing missing in my Garden is a Cat. I love seeing photos of cats in gardens. They go together. I used to have one and she would follow wherever I went, until she became too old. Now her ashes reside in a special spot of my "Critter Corner." My present darling feline, Kayla, is a rescue cat. She is an older cat with a heart murmur and is declawed, so she can't be outside. I also like to feed the birds and always felt bad setting them up for a target, so it is just as well.
3. Simplicity. My art career taught me that simplicity is usually the end result of a great deal of complexity. First, you need to see what doesn't work before you find what does. Just like life. I admire simplicity in other gardens, yet mine don't reflect that. They are full to the brim. Guess I haven't mastered that yet when it comes to gardening.
4. I hold Conversations With My Plants as I garden. "Do you not like it here...would you rather be somewhere else... okay... let's try." Or, "Thank you for your beauty.... I so much appreciate you." Or, "Now, you better come around or you're outa here!"
5. If I had the money I would: Install french doors in the living room that opened into a small deck with steps down into the yard, put in a new driveway, and build a beautiful garden shed.
6. The Biggest Mistake I've made in my garden is planting Mexican Evening Primrose! I'll never be able to get rid of it. I don't mind it in small doses but it refuses to stay where I want it.
7. The Thing I'm Most Proud Of is bringing joy to others when they make a special effort to stroll by and see my flowers. It does my heart good to know I've given them a quiet moment to appreciate nature. A few are other caregivers who take this time to put their worries aside.
And now to hand this off to some other garden bloggers.
Here are the rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to then report this on their own blog with their 7 random facts as well as these rules. They then need to tag 7 others and list their names on their blog. They are also asked to leave a comment for each of the tagged, letting them know they have been tagged and to read the blog.
Here are the folks I'm tagging: