Moving to a Sunnier Spot in the Yard
September 20, 2018
Do you have any plants in your life that have disappointed you?
Hey, I’m serious.
When we first moved to our current house, about seven years ago, I raced out to Home Depot to buy dwarf lemon and lime trees to plant in pots. Seven years later, they continue to toy with me.
I look at them. Are you alive or dead, I ask. You certainly aren’t bearing me any fruit, so you may as well be . . . wait, is that a flower you are sprouting? Okay. One more season.
And so on. You know how it goes. This week I was gifted the most beautiful huge pot of geraniums, and I decided (again) to become a gardener.
No, but for reals this time.
So as I go back and forth to Home Depot, doing my part to keep them in business, I have a really good thought.
Why don’t I move those old sour puss, half-dead citrus twigs from under the Mulberry tree to a sunnier spot in the yard? (I know citrus trees need sun, but when the Mulberry sheds its leaves for 2 months of the year, they ARE in great sun.) Anyway, if I move them, I will see them every time I look out my window and be reminded they need water, too, just like a cat. In fact, they are so much BETTER than a cat, because I will never find their poop or pee anywhere inside my house.
From this picture you can't really see the raggedy stars of this story. But believe me, you'd be disappointed in them, too.
Once again, I am filled with hope that I, too, can make plants happy.
Are you finding yourself relating with the fruitless, half-dead citrus trees?
Could it be that you haven’t had any creative ideas lately because you’ve been doing things the same way over and over and over again?
Couldn’t we all use a little movement to a “sunnier spot in the yard” to nurture our creative sides?
I don't know. Just a thought.
This photo was SUPPOSED to feature the beautiful geranium (upper right area of picture). That Sawyer always steals the show.