Yesterday, the grands and I were out.....spring shopping while Momma took care of an auto dilemma. I can't say that I envied her job because the said vehicle stalled out, yet again, on the way to be repaired and she had to chill her jets on the side of the a very busy cross town road. While the grands and I were poking and looking and finding all manner of good stuff for the great out of doors.
We went to a big box store to look for handles and knobs for the new and improved kitchen. But mostly we went to look at the seeds and gardening fun. Ry's favorite was a fountain that had a huge lion on top with water cascading out of it's mouth. GK preferred a serape wearing garden gnome taking a nap while resting up against a cactus. My vote was for the gawd awful pink flamingos.......that match the ones we already have up in the front yard. tee hee.
Anyway back to seed shopping. This year we're only growing okra and carrots and baby bottle gourds in the back yard. In years past we have planted all sorts of things and well to be honest with all of you, we either had too many of some things and none of the ones we really wanted. I think it is cheaper in the long run to go to the farmer's market and help our local economy rather than having a bazillion real live things that we don't eat. Now if I could have an instant white peach tree.....yum, we do that puppy in a minute....or strawberries that the turtles don't ravage before we get to them....cool. But sports fans there are no instant trees and the berries are always ready for the marauding turdly durds, no matter where we plant them.