Garden fairies here. We are garden fairies and we are in favor of the plan.
What plan, you ask?
The one in which Carol spends one hour a day weeding the garden every day for 30 days, supposedly starting September 1st.
Which is in complete contrast to the last 30 days when she spent approximately one hour in total weeding the garden. There is a video…
Anyway, we are garden fairies and we saw the video and heard the plan. We were all in and got quite excited.
We were especially excited on Saturday morning when Carol showed up outside quite early in what we clearly recognized as gardening attire… and then it started to sprinkle and she went back inside.
Honestly, the sprinkles lasted all of five minutes and we cannot believe that such a minor, inconsequential, insignificant weather event—and calling it an event is a gross exaggeration—would keep Carol from working in the garden.
Sigh. We were all grateful that Rainbow Tanglefly didn’t say “I told you so.” He could sense how disappointed Granny “Gus” McGarden was when she saw Carol by the rain gauge so early in the morning and then saw her go back inside when five raindrops fell from the sky, so he kept his mouth shut. You don’t want to cross Granny in any way, shape, or form. She’s in charge of the Vegetable Garden Cathedral, after all.
So, even though Carol didn’t do any gardening on Saturday—wait, was that the vacuum cleaner we heard? That’s a sound we don’t hear too often coming from inside the house. We do hope the houseplant fairies took cover before she went into the sunroom with that vacuuming machine.
Anyway, when Seedy and Soddy heard Carol would be gardening every day for an hour a day for 30 days, they immediately brushed up on weed-tool hiding. It’s been so long, they felt they were out of practice. Now, they are making some grand plans and have challenged themselves to set new records in tool hiding.
But Granny said they aren’t allowed in the Vegetable Garden Cathedral while Carol is weeding in there because Granny wants her to stay focused and not spend her weeding time looking for tools. Honoria and Hortensia backed her up on this and said they’d keep watch.
We are garden fairies and we have much more to report on, including the big bird feeding station move that took place earlier today, and the first sighting of fall violas and pansies.
And before all this business about this 30-day plan started up and distracted us, we were also going to weigh in on Carol’s books and discuss which ones went with which season. We are garden fairies, so it has been quite the debate, especially now that there are five books and four seasons. Well, six books if you count that children’s book, but it is clearly intended for the Christmas holiday.
So we are back to five books and four seasons.
It’s a conundrum.
But we’ll sort that out another day!
Violet Greenpea Maydreams, Chief Scribe and Chair of the Keep Carol Focused on Weeding for 30 Days Committee
P.S. Carol saw us typing this blog post up and said we could at least mention some of her books are currently on sale in her online store. We are garden fairies, not booksellers, so we are only providing the link.
Dee A Nash says
I bet you all were really excited. Hard to find your way around the garden with all those weeds. 🙂
Robin Ruff Leja says
Tell Carol that her plan is indeed ambitious, and now that it has been posted to the public, she may be held to task!