"Gardening is not a rational act."
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."
A couple of years ago we started a little vegetable garden right out front, with the main goal of getting Ben interested in where his food came from and getting him to eat his veggies. And then, as they say, the bug bit me. The second year, we added a 12' bed, and a 32' x 4' bed, as well as several containers. This year (the third year), we've added four new raised beds, and still have one more to build. All told, we'll have almost 600sq feet of veggie garden space.
It's addicting, that's for darn sure. I find myself dreaming of new spaces, new plants, and new whatever. And now, well.... now I'm finding I'm addicted to landscaping - I simply cannot WAIT to make the yard look fantastic. On the plans? A waterwheel, full landscaping all around the yard, a pergola with a swing (and hooks for the hammock!), a pergola with a gate, window boxes, framework for climing vines, a craftsman-style fence with a climbing hydrangea, a fire pit, a cob oven and a brick oven, a greenhouse.... yeah. I just can't help it! And no, I'm not interested in an intervention.
At least Ben and I get some serious quality time. Since Janene has so much on her plate with the store, I spend most of my days with the kids so that she can work (and I work all night...). But Ben LOVES the yard, and is talking incessently about the plans (including his "tree house").
Gardening is not a rational act - and at the end of the day, we do all pretty much smell like dirt...
Do you garden? Are you a veggie gardener, a flower gardener, or both?