By the time I start to write you on Sunday, I’ve forgotten most of the week’s adventures. It may be that I didn’t have any – but I doubt it.
One fun adventure was I looked everywhere and couldn’t find my seeds that I bought last fall. I searched high and low, in all the smart places and even the dumb ones (the basement – gack!) – but I had hidden them too well. And here I was, ready to start my first indoor seedlings, with nothing to plant.
So I did have to go buy more of those dahlia seeds, and the extra-pretty cosmos called Apricotta (sounds like a delicious dessert, doesn’t it?). And while I was at the big garden store, I decided I better buy more, different seeds – because you know, they might run out of them later in the actual spring.
Of course I don’t have room to start them all – probably not even half of them. But knowing that doesn’t matter. You don’t buy seeds from a logical frame of mind, but in a hopeful trance not to be interrupted by petty concerns such as how many shelves and lights you might have in your kitchen.
Of course, I found the lost seed packets the next day. Now I have my Teddy Bear sunflowers and so many more cactus flowered dahlias and Apricotta cosmos. Not to mention calendula, poppy, nigella, snapdragon, campanula, nasturtium, and aster, nestled in their colorful envelopes, just waiting for their days in the sun.
Oh sweetie you didn’t mention this! “You don’t buy seeds from a logical frame of mind, but in a hopeful trance not to be interrupted by petty concerns…” love it! What is the vase? Is it a green willow teapot or a tin thingie? XO