Monday, October 25, 2010

Things to do together-Not


By Margaret Daley

Being married means doing things together. That is good for a marriage and to deepen your relationship with your husband. Well, I now know one thing I won't be doing with my husband. I tried--really--but it isn't gonna work.

I know some of you out there are great at being a gardner. Well, I'm not for several reasons. I still remember having to help my mother in the garden as a child. Let's just say I didn't inherit her green thumb. She was great at growing things. I'm not. I didn't like gardening as a child, and I haven't changed my mind in all those years. And while we on the subject of the outdoors, I don't camp out either. My idea of roughing it is a two star hotel.

Well, anyway I decided to help my husband these past few weeks with our yard work and gardens since I'm retired now. In the two times I worked outside with him, we found two snakes and I think every mosquito in the neighborhood feasted on me. I'm now over the urge to help my husband with the garden. He's on his own.

10 comments:

Ramona Richards said...

Margaret, I'm with you. As much as I admire folks with great green thumbs, including my mother, I'm lousy at it - probably because I'm not interested. The next house I buy will be a condo, so I can leave the landscaping to folks who know what they're doing.

Margaret Daley said...

Sounds like a great plan, Ramona.

Susan Sleeman said...

I am totally the opposite. I don't like mowing the lawn, but I love to garden. In fact my October release with Barbour Publishing is a gardening mystery called Nipped in the Bud.

Lisa Mondello said...

I love the results of a garden. I don't actually like to garden though. I do enjoy it when I'm gardening with my husband though. We work well as a team and get it done fast.

Lynette Eason said...

AMEN! I HATE gardening and anything to do with the outdoors other than walking on the beach or sitting on the porch of a mountain house admiring the view. Yeah, soooo with you there, Margaret.

PamelaTracy said...

I don't garden either. One time, though, I threw pumpkin seeds in our backyard. At first, Dad was confused by the strange weeds. Then, he realized what they were.

Margaret Daley said...

Pamela, that happened with me but it was watermelons.

Dana Mentink said...

Well gardening isn't for everyone!

Debby Giusti said...

I plant the flowers...not many. He cares for the lawn and waters the flowers. It works for us. :)

But I do have a number of plants in pots that I love.

I'm highly allergic to poison ivy. That's my excuse for not working in the yard. :)

Lisa Mondello said...

Deb, I'm with you. That's one of the reasons gardening is a joint venture. No matter what we do to keep the poison ivy back I always end up getting it and looking like a burn victim. It's horrible. I'm considering potted plants and only potted plants for the yard. At least that is somewhat controllable.