To make matters worse, I took a trip to New York for my younger cousin’s wedding and happened to swing by a childhood friend's home nearby. She took me outside to her backyard and immediately, an out-of-body experience took place. My "planting urge" hit me almost to the ground when I saw Marie’s beautifully planted yard! The front was filled with beautiful zinnias and other colorful flowers too numerous to mention. Her backyard was also filled with flowers, and there were vegetables and fruits of all description. Mind you, my backyard is three times the size of hers, yet she managed to fill her entire yard with maybe up to four times more than I would have done in mine! She had various types of herbs, vegetables, fruits, edible and inedible flowers which gave the yard the feeling of just wanting to spread a blanket and just laying there the entire day.
I spent three days at Marie’s house (of course canceling my prior arrangement to stay elsewhere) and just couldn't get enough of this beautifully planted-up yard. I began to wish that I lived in New York -- that I lived next door to Marie's beautiful yard. I also wished I didn’t have to leave! I wanted to see this yard every single day! This was my new inspiration!
I couldn’t wait to get home to finally release this monster inside of me to plant, plant, plant! I know Winter is only a few months away, but that's no deterrent to me. I’ll just have to find Fall-friendly flowers and vegetables to plant so I can release the tension I'm having in my green thumb this year.
It's on now!!