It's hard to garden in red stillettos...but it can be done with a creative approach.
There's something about the dirt in our bottom land, the rich, earthy smell of newly plowed ground. Even our lab-a-like Eddie knows there's something down in that dirt, as he roams between the furrows and around the edges. Is he looking for the movement of a lizard or field mouse or is it the soft padding underneath his pads that stirs his soul?
I know why the yearly ritual stirs mine: the smell of the ground, the potatoes that will be sprouting eventually, the rattle snake green beans to come, the tomatoes, the tomatoes, the salsa.
If you don't have a plot of land, or would like to step outside your door and load up on fresh vegetables, try a hay bale garden. This is on my garden bucket list. Talk about something to talk about when you have a few friends over for dinner.
Here's a link that may inspire you to garden a different way...
You can do it on concrete as well...
I wonder if the Housewives of Beverly Hills have ever walked in a freshly plowed furrow of Appalachian bottom land? Hey Ladies, try getting off the concrete every once in a while. Somebody should have ditched the heels and makeup and played in the dirt a little more often.
Diva Scarlett isn't too attractive to Rhett with her self-indulgent attitude.
But getting out of the fancy dress, getting her hands dirty, and planting her garden gave her a new sense of accomplishment.
Plus, Rhett thought she was pretty cute too.
Just ask anyone, ladies--you're a little more interesting and intriguing if you're multi-dimensional. Do more than shop and worry about how you look. Mix it up. Get a little dirty.
Grow a little, grow a little garden, even while wearing your high heels.