I am a gardener and it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
I willingly admit…
… that I am tempted to buy poinsettias, Norfolk Island pines, Christmas cactus, amaryllis bulbs, and rosemary topiaries whenever I see them. But I try to avoid buying them on days like today when it is 36 F, the wind is howling and it is steadily raining. It’s not that good for the indoor plants to be exposed to this kind of weather.
… that my “gift suggestion list” is loaded down with new gardening books and gardening tools, even though I have a lot of gardening books and tools already, including all those hoes. But I think I can always use more.
… that when I think about the gifts of the Twelve Days of Christmas, the only one I’m really interested in is the “partridge in a pear tree”, mostly for the pear tree.
most many of the ornaments on my Christmas tree relate directly to gardening or a nature theme of some kind and some are actually little hoes.
… that one of my favorite Christmas carols is “The Holly and the Ivy”.
… that when I see one of those holiday commercials for the expensive car with the big red bow on top, I think it would be better if it was a new truck for gardening with a big green bow on top.
… that I will check on Christmas morning for the tell-tale tracks of the Christmas Cottontail in my garden.
Are you willing to admit how being a gardener affects your Christmas season?