Blog All About It Challenge June 2018

Posted July 2, 2018 by Shari in Blog All About It Challenge / 0 Comments




Ha!  Funny thing!  I need to tattle on myself.  I have vision issues and carpal tunnel.  What does that have to do with anything, you might ask?  We-ll, you see… I either didn’t see the prompt word correctly in the first place when I wrote it down into my challenge journal (see May’s prompt for organized, LOL) or I read it right, wrote it down, and then couldn’t read my own handwriting since it is nearly unintelligible some days.  I plotted out my prompt post and then happened to see the list of prompts and realized I had made a boo boo.

Sooo, you get GROW and GROWL.

Yes, love to garden and grow things.  Getting out there working in the soil even pulling weeds is a therapeutic thing and destresses me.   I’ve lived in a few places and enjoyed experimenting with climate and soil, but always have a nice variety of potted plants and others even when living in an apartment where I was lucky enough to have a balcony.  Here in Michigan, I can usually go three seasons outside and have houseplants and window seedling starters inside.  I do the usual spring and summer bulbs: crocus, hyacinth, daffodils, tulips, irises, and lilies.  I have forsythia, burning bush, lavender, peony bleeding heart, roses, hosta, ivy, mountain lace, and a few others I can’t remember the names.  For food, I’ll grow a few herbs in pots- parsley, cilantro, chives, dill, etc and then my veggies are tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans, and squash.  I grow sunflowers, too.  I do lousy at root veggies- actually, our garden location is too moist for them.

Now, as to the growly part, my darling other half has a prickly hobby.  He grows cacti.  He loves the little beasts and the pricklier the better.  He’s pretty good at it and a few are quite huge.  Thing is, we live in Michigan.  Not exactly ideal cactus territory.  They live out on the porch through part of the spring, the summer, and part of the fall, but then he brings them inside and they get the best seats in the house, literally.  Huge planter pots must be worked in around furniture and traffic lanes in the house.  He lines some of them up in the dining room on our old side board and across the window ledge in my south-facing kitchen window.  Did I mention how prickly these plants are?  Moving them to clean or bumping them when I’m working in the kitchen happen.  A lot.  Oh, the things we put up with, right?  LOL

There you have it, grow and growl.  Do you have a green thumb, got any growly plant stories?  Do tell.

If you are interested in the details about this challenge hosted by Anna @ HCBS, here is the link:

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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