Friday, January 22, 2010
I've Enjoyed Winter, But Now It Is Time For It To Go
Between now and then, I need to figure out a way to get my hands in the dirt, to smell some fresh flowers and plants, to get off my winter duff and get some exercise so I am ready to mow as soon as the grass starts growing again.
As a proud member of SGAFO, I know that I can no longer just jump up off the couch in spring after sitting there all winter and expect to go out and garden without preparing for it.
Here’s my plan!
Daily exercise either on the treadmill or using Wii Fit. Don’t you wish they made a Wii game that allowed you to mow, hoe, and dig virtually?
Order my seeds. This has nothing to do with my personal fitness, but I need to order them. I didn’t do it a few weekends ago when I meant to and time is slipping away.
Fluff up my houseplants. I can get my hands in the dirt by removing gunky looking dirt from some of the houseplant containers and replacing with it fresh potting soil. Doesn’t that sound like fun?
Visit the local conservatory. If you don’t have a conservatory near you, consider moving. The closest to me is Garfield Park Conservatory, the one in Indianapolis. It has a great smell to it.
Finishing reading my latest stack of gardening books. I need to prepare my mind for the garden, even as I prepare my body for gardening. What? You think my mind is always in the garden. Well maybe it is, but that’s a good place for it, don’t you think?