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Monday, June 06, 2011
My Latest Obsession...
I remember years ago, my husband's brother and his wife showing us around their newly built home. I enjoyed seeing all the rooms and hearing their plans for each one. Then we hit the yet to be established back yard. They talked excitedly about what they would plant and where. On the outside, I smiled and nodded approvingly - commenting every now and then with a, "Lovely!' On the inside, however, my mind was saying, 'Zzzzzz-zzzzzz. Can we go back inside now?'
I've never really been in to gardening. I like to walk through gardens, sit in gardens and I LOVE flowers...but gardening per se? Total snooze fest.
As a kid though, I loved Sunday afternoon trips to our local Waldecks Nursery in Perth. Mum and Dad would walk around, taking their time to peruse all the latest offerings for the garden, and - no doubt swept up in it all - I'd end up hounding them for some plant or another for my bedroom to take home. Eventually, they'd cave, throwing in a, "Do you promise to look after it?" I would be all, "Yesssss. Of course I will!" and after two weeks, my plant would be no more. I just didn't have the interest to care for it.
Various house plants in our home have met the same fate, unfortunately. I constantly forget to water them. I never fertilise. And I certainly don't go all Prince Charles and talk to my plants.
However, something happened whilst Hubby was away for work recently. I took the boys one Sunday afternoon to a favourite garden nursery of ours (mostly because it has a playground with an adjacent coffee shop, and great home wares - not so much for the plants), and suddenly I found myself searching through the various plants to replace the not so thriving ones in our home.
And I really enjoyed it.
I know! How weird is that? I came home with a few indoor plants that day, and arranged them around the home, and then...I went back for more the following week! This time, I bought some pots too, and now I have flowers - flowers, people - on my front porch. And I can't stop thinking about plants all of a sudden. Proof of this came this morning when I was looking through my Women's Weekly (which I mostly buy for the recipes) and I came across the Gardening page. Now, usually, I'd skip right past that. Zero interest.
Not today though.
Today, I read the ENTIRE page - and now I'm planning another trip to the nursery to purchase some African violets thanks to WW. Where I'll put them, I'm not sure. But I want them. I'm also planning a herb garden. Where I'll put that, I'm not sure either. But it's gonna happen, ya'll.
Have you ever suddenly discovered an interest in something you thought you didn't have?
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