A couple weeks ago, on an especially nasty night, I went to give a little presentation to the local Master Gardeners. The topic I was assigned was water gardening and since I wanted to appeal to as many people as possible, and because I am the Queen of Containers I made the presentation about container water gardening.
Right before I left the house that evening for the presentation I bopped down to my basement to grab my fountain pump for display purposes. I only got a few stairs down before I noticed a couple of inches of water at the bottom of the stairs. My basement was flooding and I use my basement as a warehouse of all things vintage; clothing, hats, purses, linens, you name it; amazing stuff and tons of it.
When you live in a super old house like this you expect flooding so you stay organized and I am super organized, tubs and crates, all labeled with their contents. Except have you ever been on, say, a rampage to find something like a tablecloth and you JUST saw it but you can’t find it and you maybe rip stuff up a little more than you probably should because you’re frustrated? I had just had one of those experiences and it was like all this precious stuff was about to take a ride on the Titanic.
So I went to the meeting and I’m waiting for my turn and I’m pretty much in tears because of what’s going on back at the ranch. Then my turn came and I talked about stuff I love and care about to a really awesome and interested audience of Master Gardeners. It was actually quite nice and despite the total IRONY of talking about water gardening for an hour I didn’t think about my basement, much, during that time. Then I went home and cleaned up.
If you want to see the presentation, it’s available at right here
, it doesn’t make that much sense without me yammering on and on about it.
I’d love to persuade you to do some water gardening in containers if you aren’t already. It’s a really awesome way to have some total garden thugs completely on your terms. Wanna talk about it in the forum
? I do!