Sunday, April 10, 2011
Putting Down Roots
I'm starting to get this planting thing! I'm starting to get it! I can't believe after all of these years of being an artist, a creator, a provocateur in my own mind, I have not teased out the beautiful, organic and edible from my own dirt. Three weeks ago I was inspired by Karen in Carthage and Adam and Elizabeth in Denver. They plant things, and they were starting to tend their seeds. So a couple weeks ago I took the leap and planted two small tomato plants, two lettuces, basil, cilantro, and oregano. All in planters on a table on my back deck. While I was at it, I transplanted sedum and hostas from my yard, put velvety begonias in my front window planter, and surrounded my Japanese elm with Arkansas river rocks. This weekend--OH JOY--the lettuces and herbs have sprouted. This is so incredibly satisfying. My first salad from my first green thumb will surely be the best I've ever tasted.