A Dirty Confession

I rent. I bet you didn’t see that coming.
 
I’m lucky to have an outstanding and up-for-anything landlord that thinks all of this is a hoot. Doesn’t mind the compost bins, rain barrels, patio removal, a completely fenced backyard (it was previously a free-range backyard). But, it’s crazy, right? A full-on garden in a rental?
 
It gets crazier. When I move the garden moves with me. Moving is hard enough but moving a garden every few years is traumatic for all involved—ME and the GARDEN.
 
But the craziest part? I rent, I’ve only lived here for 14 months and, drum roll please,
I’ve committed my garden to be on the local garden walk this year. I warned you it was crazy. You can feel free to assess my sanity level. I’m telling you it’s okay to judge me on this fact. You’d probably come up with a fair assessment: Total over-achiever wanna-be nut job.
 
But what a difference 10 months makes… Maybe I can make it happen before the garden walk in June?
 
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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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