Friday, May 6, 2011

Ever the Optimist

They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Using that definition, I guess I'm certifiably insane.

Last week I bought several plants for my herb garden. Every spring I plant basil, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano, etc. Usually by around July they are either dead, dying or going to seed. Yet, every spring I start all over, full of enthusiasm that this year it will be different.

After I bought all the plants I realized that I had a very busy week ahead of me and I would not be able to pot them all. I didn't want them to die, so I put a little water in the bathtub and put the plants in there. Surprisingly, neither Crash nor Burn tried to check them out.

Today I started potting them until I ran out of potting soil. Tomorrow, it's off to buy more soil so I can finish the job.

Hopefully, this year I'll have a bumper crop and lots of pesto for the freezer.


Lo said...

Hi, Cathy......I have been meaning to thank you for stopping by my blog but just got to it and signed on to follow yours.

I will be back.

Staci said...

I planted tomatoes, basil, sage, dill, cilantro, and banana peppers this year. It is so dry here, and the wind blows so hard every day, that it has been an adventure trying to keep them alive.

But, I noticed this morning: blooms on the tomatoes!