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Thursday, May 21, 2009
I have never had much of a green thumb...
In fact, while I was still living at home with my parents I wanted nothing more than to be able to grow a jungle in my room. When I realized that this was not feasible I settled for plants that needed little water, and even less care. I couldn't seem to keep them alive at all. I killed several cacti as well as a few other drought tolerant plants. No, I have never had much of a green thumb, but then again I was never much of a construction worker until we purchased our home either. Therefore I took the same steps to gardening as I had taken to laying tile, laying carpet, replacing drywall, doing duct-work, minor electric and plumbing work, carpentry, and so on... That method was, read, read, and read some more. Read everything available, and ask for as much help from as many people as I could. The second part of that step was to try it. If it doesn't work, then troubleshoot and try again until you get it right.
It turns out that gardening is a bit easier than all of that, and a bit more forgiving as well. Not to say that it is at all easy (at least not for me); but a bit of water at times seems to fix a disaster, where a bit of paint or glue might make matters worse.
I digress. It was with these thoughts that I began my quest for a beautifully landscaped yard. And after many questions, and much reading, and a few costly mistakes...well let's just leave it at that for now and see what follows later on.